WANTED: Butter Smuggler
This is a guest post from the man himself, Ian. He’s on a mission and he needs your help.
Lately I’ve been thinking (ok, maybe obsessing) about one thing: Butter. To be clear, I haven’t been obsessing about any old plain butter — the butter I’m thinking of is called Beurre Bordier (or if your French isn’t up to par, Bordier butter). I discovered Bordier butter while on an quick trip to Paris a couple of years ago and simply stated, this is the BEST butter I’ve EVER tasted.
I mean no offense to the Wisconsin Dairy Industry or the happy cows of California, but I haven’t tasted a butter on this side of the pond that even comes close. Apparently I’m not the only one in love with Bordier butter. Todd Coleman, the executive editor of Saveur Magazine, also wrote about his own love affair with this butter in the magazine’s online edition. (http://www.saveur.com/article/Kitchen/A-Butter-Quest)
Sadly, Bordier Butter isn’t available in the United States and even in Paris it’s a bit difficult to find. Since another trip to Paris isn’t in the cards for me in the near future, I’d like to appeal to you, our wonderful customers, to help me obtain the butter of the Gods.
Here’s the plan:
If you (or anyone you know) is traveling back from Paris in the next couple of months and would be wiling to bring back 4-5 blocks (3lbs total) of Beurre Bordier, I am willing to pay for the cost of the butter plus throw in a handsome reward.