Eye Desire Paris is an ex-New Yorker’s insider’s guide to Paris. I’ve been enjoying around with it ever since, converting his metric measures to cups and spoons, and accounting for variations within the gluten content material of American flour and the scale of American eggs. It is also fine for making sauces like beurre blanc and flavored butters that will soften slowly on meat, fish or fowl. For them, Beurre d’Echire, with a minimum of eighty four percent butterfat, is la creme de la creme as a result of it is made as it was greater than 100 years ago and tastes as truly of the terroir, or the soil, as it did then.
Completely worth the time, minimal effort, and expense — however you in all probability won’t be making your personal butter on your NYC go to. Egg Farm Dairy in New York (no web site discovered) 1-800 CREAMERY. Pizza: Lombardi’s in Nolita (Prince St.?). Indian meals: Haandi, Lexington at twenty eighth — not elegant but delicious. The colour of these cookies was golden ivory, the texture just a bit crunchy and the flavour barely sweet, barely buttery and so French they virtually made me imagine I may roll the ”r” in Echire like a native.
But when we’re making something special we splurge on the Beurre d’Isigny. It is one among France’s most fabled delicacies, a flaky, crescent-formed and feather-light indulgence first imported – legend has it – from Vienna, and as pleasurable in the mouth as it’s ruinous for the waistline. But then, I drive from OC to LA to get my favourite butter (Le Marin, which you in all probability know, however for many who do not – made in Brittany and studded with sea salt from Guerande).
Supposedly, you can get both butters at …