The Best Butter with the Worst Name
As I've hinted at, but not properly explained, I'm writing a cookbook and the easiest way to describe my vision for it is; it's a Nana in a book.
It will have foolproof recipes, nuggets of kitchen advice and stories of lessons learnt through life. The main women featured in it will be my Nana (who lives in Australia), my Granny (who lives in the UK) and my Grandma-in-law (who lives in Australia). These women are a treasure trove of comforting, healthy recipes that have been tested over a lifetime (far more than the Women's Weekly proudly stated "three times") but they also have unique life stories and, spanning off that, insightful advice.
So plodding away on the 'writing a book' treadmill, I have spent the past few months refining some of their recipes and testing at least three of them weekly and it's draining my butter stores! ...As well as everything else.
To save some $$ I popped into Aldi the other day and accidentally discovered some of the worst-named but best tasting butter I've had. It's also cheap at just $2.59 for 500 grams! This is not a paid advertisement, but Aldi if you're so inclined please send a crate of the Beautifully Butterfly Butter (told you the name was bad) to my little townhouse kitchen.
Anyway creating so many dishes has really heightened my food product snobbery because I can see and taste how one inferior ingredient can ruin even the best of recipes.
So what are your favourite products?
I'm going to start a recurring post on this so would love for you to share your tips. Let's start a friendly community of cooking connoisseurs.