We recently received information from Chef David Shamy of Salt Lake City, about his garlic butter (photo #2). Ways to use garlic butter follows; but first, some words about Chef Shamy’s products.     CHEF SHAMY GOURMET BUTTERS Chef Shamy’s line of compound butters, that began as homemade garlic butter, which he gave as gifts […]

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Will a peanut butter bacon cheeseburger catch up in popularity with the long-loved bacon cheeseburger? This burger is topped with bacon, cheese and peanut butter! It was developed to offer diners something new and different. Chef John Franke, on behalf of the Boulder-based SRG Culinary Council, set out to develop some new approaches to classic […]

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This may be old news to you. But until recently, we’d never seen chocolate peanut butter ice cream in our supermarket. One reason is that in our Manhattan neighborhood, the supermarkets are very small and have far less variety. In fact, our favorite “bonus” thing to do when we visit people out-of-town is to go […]

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[1] Cut it into pieces and beat it with a hand mixer (all photos © Go Bold With Butter). [2] Pound the butter soft with a rolling pin. [3] Grate it. [4] Cut it up.   Yesterday’s tip was about how to use compound butter. What if you want to make it—or bake, or whatever—but […]

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Want to become a more impressive cook instantly? Use compound butter! Also known as finishing butter, or beurre composé in French, it’s unsalted butter that has been blended with seasonings. There are endless variations. Escoffier published 35 combinations in 1903, and cuisine has evolved in many directions since his classic renderings of anchovy butter and […]

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April 2nd is National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day. Sure, you could have a sandwich; but how about a PB & J pizza? Peanut butter was considered a delicacy in the early 1900s. It was only served in New York City’s finest tea room, to an elite clientele. A recipe in the May 1896 issue […]

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[1] PB & J quesadillas (photo © U.S. Apple Association). [2] Crunch Time, a flavor from PB & Co., is even crunchier than their regular Simply Crunchy (photo © PB & Co.)   For April 2nd, National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day, there are all sorts of peanut butters, jellies and breads to combine. We […]

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[1] Double PB yum: peanut butter cookies with chopped white peanut butter cups (both photos © Justin’s). [2] Justin’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (a personal favorite of ours).   January 24th was National Peanut Butter Day. We baked these cookies late in the day—in just enough time to have a couple of warm cookies […]

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