Monday, April 3, 2017

Food in Film: Butter

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

A food addict and connoisseur of tasteful films reviews Food in Film, starring...
...Butter

Maybe it's my English roots, I don't know, but I grew up with butter on my sandwiches. My dad claimed butter (which he jokingly called "salve") helped the bread slide down the gullet.

I believe real butter is healthier than artificial substitutes, but it's certainly not the healthiest route when I have both butter and mayonnaise on turkey sandwiches. Even my peanut butter sandwiches are buttered.

However, as much as I love the creamy yellow goodness, I gag when Doug Madsen (Tim Allen) consumes a stick of butter in Wild Hogs (2007).

Scene: Doug eats butter.

Could you eat a cube of butter?

What's on your sandwich?

20 comments:

SlimExpectations said...

I love me some butter, and not just peanut butter ;)

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Rhea said...

I think when I was a kid, I probably could have eaten butter right off the dish... but now I agree, the thought is disgusting. My cat, on the other hand, would eat the whole stick if we left it uncovered!

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Cat Burchmore said...

I too couldn't eat that much butter! But I am a Brit, and yes we have butter on our sarnies. I don't like it as well as mayo, though. So it will depend on the filling as to whether I have butter or mayo :)

Marna Reed said...

I'd rather butter than mayo.
I like my sandwich uncomplicated...I'm a picky eater, or I'm stuck to my habits and I don't like to wander. But, yeah, I guess I could eat Nutella and butter. Probably the friendliest combo. :D

Jodie Humphrey said...

I love butter on bread and toast and crumpets and muffins, as long as there are absolutely NO lumps!
If there's so much as a tiny lump of the stuff it makes me gag. Eugh!

Though when I was sick as I child my Nanna would let me eat 'butter ball'. They were literally just balls of butter rolled in sugar.
Sooooo gross now looking back at it, but i used to love them!

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djinnia said...

i couldn't eat a cube of butter unless it was melted into my bread and fried. then maaaaayyybee i could do it.

have not seen this movie though. not a comedy buff. but and now i definitely will give it a miss. :)

NotesinaBook Blog said...

oh I really couldn't do it :s

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Trudy said...

My peanut butter sandwiches are more butter than peanut, I think. :-) Thankfully, I don't eat them very often.

Trudy said...

We had a cat that loved butter, too! I had completely forgotten about that. We used to give her a fingerful of butter every morning because we read it was supposed to help cats process fur-balls. Not sure if it really worked, but she certainly didn't complain.

Trudy said...

I like that term "sarnies". I might try to incorporate that into my vocabulary. Thanks for your comment!

Trudy said...

Nutella and butter. That does sound like a friendly combo!

Trudy said...

Oh my goodness, your comment took me down memory lane. When I was a kid I used to eat bread and butter with sugar sprinkled on top. I loved that!

Trudy said...

I had to ponder on that a bit... could I eat it if it was melted into my bread and fried? I probably couldn't, and if I did I would certainly feel sick afterward.

Sorry I turned you off of seeing Wild Hogs. ;-)

Trudy said...

A bit much, huh! I'm not even sure I could do it if I was getting paid (like an actor). I'd give it a try, though.

Leanne said...

I love butter (but not in large doses!) but I must say I've changed to margarine over the years for its easy in spreading - nothing worse than tearing all your bread up when the butter is too hard!
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Trudy said...

Agreed... trying to spread hard butter on bread is aggravating! When our butter is too hard to spread, I take a vegetable peeler and skim off thin slices of butter and place it on the bread. The slices soften real fast, then I spread them around.

John Holton said...

I like butter on bread and toast (and now that song by the Newbeats is going through my head - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_Jzl_bx3fI) and melted over vegetables, but not as a rule on sandwiches. I prefer my sandwiches to be meat and/or cheese on bread, with no mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise (especially mayonnaise) or other ingredients thrown in.

You're right: as bad for you as the hydrogenated oils in margarine are, you're better off using real butter. Same with sugar when compared to the artificial sweeteners.

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Trudy said...

Oh my goodness, I had forgotten all about that song. Now it's going to keep running through my head, too! Thanks a lot! hahaha

When we travel by car, we love to get a loaf of French bread, rip off a section and stuff it with meat and cheese. No condiments. Just bread, meat, and cheese. Favorite traveling food since it's so easy to do without all the fixin's.

Leanna said...

And then you have a daughter who binges on books about food...including a whole book about butter! Lol Thanks for humoring me and listening to me blab about some of the interesting butter facts I've learned so far! ☺

Trudy said...

I wasn't just humoring... I was interested in the history of butter snippets you shared with me! You're doing all the work, reading, and I get to benefit from it!