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Old 04-22-2012, 02:43 PM   #11
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@ TaxLady I admit I hadn't read the label carefully enough on the Plugra Butter or done any online searches, but as you have said this is a psydo-European product. Which fully explains the flavor profile. Thanks for your research efforts.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:22 PM   #12
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I noticed Costco carries an Irish butter the last time I was there. Didn't buy it (yet).
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:53 PM   #13
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I noticed Costco carries an Irish butter the last time I was there. Didn't buy it (yet).
Yes, our Costco is carrying KerryGold...I've been hesitating, I finally got over my huge butter addiction.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:52 PM   #14
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I noticed Costco carries an Irish butter the last time I was there. Didn't buy it (yet).
Truthfully ..... IMOHO if you do a side by side taste comparison with Kerrygold and LOL or Breakstones you would be hard pressed to want to return to the American brands. Even with the higher price tag.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:10 PM   #15
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Truthfully ..... IMOHO if you do a side by side taste comparison with Kerrygold and LOL or Breakstones you would be hard pressed to want to return to the American brands. Even with the higher price tag.
Is Kerry Gold available in unsalted (sweet) form?
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:18 PM   #16
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So far I have only seen the salted variety, Schmidts Market in So Ham might have it unsalted, no harm in looking there, even if they don't carry it they have plenty of other good stuff to peruse. {or you could ask them to start suppling it}
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:17 AM   #17
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European butters are cultured, while American butters are sweet cream butter? If I recall, Land 0 Lakes brand was created by the guy that found you could add salt to sweet cream (un-cultured) butter to preserve it from spoiling. Later on, unsalted became available as packaging methods improved.

Most butter companies try to get out most of the water. Butter spreads, lower fat butters, and margerines tend to have more water in them.

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Old 04-23-2012, 02:14 PM   #18
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Polished Topaz: 2 Butters, 1 for Steak & 1 for Fish

Good Evening,

Have you ever made Beurre Maîtré D´Hotel style butter ? It is made with lemon juice, fresh Italian parsley and salt. It is used as a garnish for steak.

The fish one I have made is:

Italian flat leaf parsley
tarragon herb
chives ribbon
chervil herb
lemon zest
salt

Again, thanks for posting your recipe for Butter too ...

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Old 04-23-2012, 02:42 PM   #19
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Margi, what are chives ribbon? Is it what I would just call fresh chives?
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:40 AM   #20
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@ Tax Lady,

Please accept my apologies as I am in an editorial deadline for 29th ...

Chive Herb or Chive = Chive Ribbons

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