Food and Butter

It seems to me that Americans are fixated on butter. Here are a number of butter-related items commonly consumed.

1) Apple butter
2) Green beans cooked in butter
3) Apple pie crust
4) Ice cream
5) Chocolate chip cookies
6) Milk
7) Banana Pudding
8) Rolls and butter
9) Pizza crust
10) Baklava
11) Cinnamon rolls

So some of the thinking behind this post is this: many times, when we think something tastes good, it’s related to butter. Butter is the X factor. It makes food taste smooth and rich. In short, to use butter alot in cooking is to cheat somewhat. Rather than cooking with subtlety, one simply slaps on the butter and–presto–it’s all gravy. Actually, I bet gravy has butter in it as well.

So there’s my conspiracy theory–butter is often behind good tasting food.

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2 responses to “Food and Butter

  1. Anonymous

    Other items also use butter. A few of my favorites are
    12) Barbecue Sauce
    13) Grits
    14) Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
    15) Popcorn
    16) Biscuits
    17) Corn on the cob
    18) Toast
    19) Sauteed mushrooms
    20) Steak
    21) Gourmet Hamburgers

    You are correct. Butter is behind good tasting food. So is salt.

  2. AE

    Butter is ugly. At least that’s what my trygliceride and cholesterol counts tell me.

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