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Review by Debbie Mazo


Mentioned in both ancient Sanskrit writing and the Bible, butter has been around for centuries. Even though butter occasionally suffers from a bad reputation, it's still the preferred ingredient for cooking many foods. with preparation tips as well as hot trends, is here to spread the news.

If you like to keep up with the latest food forecasts, you'll find what you need to know at this one-stop butter resource. Click on ButterBuzz for the newest cooking trends like adding hot sauces to your dishes. Follow the site's advice for the best results and experiment with different flavors, including ethnic varieties like hot pepper sauce and curry sauce. 
For everything you ever wanted to know about butter, click on Butter FAQs. Here, you can check out a bonanza of answers to all your questions on measurements and equivalents, storage tips, and basic butter information. For example, if you've ever wondered about clarified butter, can clear up the confusion. Clarified butter is a purified, thicker form of butter that won't burn at high temperatures. This type of butter is most commonly used as a fat for cooking, or as a base for sauces like Hollandaise and Béarnaise.

The recipe archive at offers all kinds of options when it comes to buttering up your cooking inventory. Stir up a buttery appetizer that's guaranteed to please like Chilled Roasted Corn Chowder sprinkled with chives. Or, sample some savory sweets at the site like Pecan Toffee Bars with Browned Butter Icing or Candied Ginger and Lemon Cake. Taste the recipes at, and you'll agree that butter makes it better every time.


About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She's been writing the NetFood Digest column for FoodWine since 1997. You can contact her at djmbc@[email-address-removed].

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