"It took me years to figure out that you don't fall into a tub of butter, you jump for it." - Claudette Colbert
Imagine an evening where butter was the focal point and you had a chef, let's say one like Lynn Crawford, churning out (pardon the buttery pun) oodles of little bits and bites all consisting of butter. Someone please pinch me, am I dreaming or is this my dream come true?
Ruby Watchco to give Stirling Creamery butter a go 'round. I would say, that for the first time in my life I think I might have actually come close to feeling like a human version of foie gras. You think I'm joking?
Jose Arato of Pimenton tweeted to me "Where are you in here?" I tweeted back "I'm in the corner, in a coma, call the EMTs". The butter sweats have set in. Hey, what can I say. Sometimes you just gotta take one for the team. If I had to attend this event all over again I'd suggest to Mary Luz Mejia of Sizzling Communications that they have defibulators on hand. I'm only now wiping the last trickles of butter sweat off my brow.
Get outta my way because I'm making a quantum leap for that bag of butter that Stirling Creamery bestowed upon me as a parting gift for attending their butter extravaganza. This bag contained 6 lbs. of butter. Yes, you read that right, I wrote 6 lbs. Gawd bless 'em and pass me a butter knife please.
Just to really put Stirling Creamery to the test I'm going to use my "simply divas" committee, which will be meeting this coming Monday night, as taste testers where I will feed them what I consider one of the ultimate butter litmus tests, my Mother's Shortbread. I will make two batches, one with the Stirling Unsalted Butter and the other with Lactantia butter. I'll let them tell me which butter makes it better. Personally I think this is a perfect group to use for this ultimate taste test because Stirling Creamery has generously supplied the "simply divas" event with the butter for their chefs. This year the official diva cake, custom designed and constructed by the ultimate divas of cake super stardom, CakeStar will be using 30 lbs. of Stirling Creamery butter in the cake. Stirling Creamery isn't just another creamery, this is a creamery with a big heart! So stay tuned for the outcome of this ultimate butter tasting smackdown.
Ok, one small caveat before I sign off. If any of the pics on this posting are blurry please lay the blame solely at the feet of Stirling Creamery as I'm pretty sure my hands were shaking as I snapped my happies. Thank you to Sizzling Communications, MaryLuz Mejia, Mario Stojanac & Stirling Creamery for such an aorta clogging evening of butter fun!