Sunday, February 7, 2010
I used to have a roommate who was a chef and he once told me what makes restaurant food so much better than the food you make at home: "Salt and butter." You can't skimp on either if you want people to keep coming back and eating at your restaurant.
At home we can't all eat like that, so it's important to make it count when you do. We were lucky enough to get our hands on some really good butter at the L.A. Specialty Food Show last week. Anson gave his neighbor some La Brea Bakery bread and in exchange he got an allotment of Organic Butter with French Sea Salt from Five Star Butter. Yowsers, it's good. I was skeptical at first, but found myself dipping back into it as I made dinner and remembering how gratifying good butter can be.