My favorite food is butter. (can that be considered a food? I suppose it's more of a condiment...) My favorite butter is Beurre Bretel. It is, quite possibly, one of the most delicious condiments ever created on earth. Bretel butter comes in a signature red and gold can. Imported from France, it is rich, creamy, salty, and has a distinct flavor unlike any butter you will taste. This is my crack.
If you grew up in a traditional Vietnamese household, then you probably grew up eating this butter with your parents and grandparents. It's been pretty difficult to find until recently. Yesterday, I drove 45 minutes to San Jose with my best friend to purchase some from a Vietnamese shopping mall. It was $9 for heaven-in-a-can. This morning, I spread a little on my english muffin and the first bite nearly brought tears to my eyes.
I can imagine so many delicious possibilities with my Bretel. It would be sublime on a fresh, french baguette or maybe a dollop melting on a pan-roasted filet mignon. Sauteed with chopped garlic and then tossed with pasta and freshly-grated parmesan cheese could be my last supper.
Yum! I'm soooooooooooo excited!