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Slather It, Baby! Butter Consumption
Hits 40-Year High

ABC News, by Alan Farnham

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/9/2014 12:38:45 PM

Butter´s back—and with a creamy vengeance. Foodies extol its flavor. Purists praise its freedom from trans fats. Annual per capita butter consumption in the U.S. (now 5.6 pounds), has risen 25 percent in the last decade to a 40-year high, according to American Butter Institute. "Our sales have been growing by double-digits every year," says Albert Straus, owner of the Straus Family Creamery, whose cows graze the bucolic hills above Tomales Bay, in western Marin County, Calif. Staus´ European-style butter has proved incredibly popular, he says, especially among chefs. It was created 20 years ago at the suggestion of famed California

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: john56, 1/9/2014 12:43:34 PM     (No. 9685945)

I remember when I was growing up in Wisconsin ... colored "oleomargarine" could not be sold in stores until the late 60s (and then, the first couple years, they had tax stamps on them like booze bottles).

Every Christmas, the TV stations would run stories about grannies making oleo runs to adjacent states which had stores selling "oleo" to Wisconsin residents; the stories would almost make the grannies out to be like Al Capone running booze across state lines.

But I still use butter. ´Cause it tastes better.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: abuela10, 1/9/2014 12:46:40 PM     (No. 9685951)

Butter is the secret of life

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 1/9/2014 12:56:05 PM     (No. 9685966)

We have used ´real´ butter most of our married life (43 years plus). Growing up my mom used ´oleo´ as she called it. I suspect it was because it was cheaper plus my dad had heart problems and it was thought back then that margarine was somehow better for you.

Life is indeed better with butter.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/9/2014 1:11:25 PM     (No. 9685989)

Butter is better.

But it does have a small amount of trans-fat naturally.

For that matter, palm oil and coconut oils are probably healthier than butter and are great for baking. But a real butter crescent roll, I´m telllin ya, ...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 1/9/2014 1:15:54 PM     (No. 9685993)

Julia Child must be smiling from her grave!

Thanks for the good laugh, #1!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Avogadra, 1/9/2014 1:17:38 PM     (No. 9685994)

Butter is natural and tastes good. I´m glad that common sense is winning the battle against the food police.

On a related note, the last time I was at the health food store, I was amazed to see that the coconut oil section is getting larger all the time, with about ten varieties available. Including my favorite, a 54 ounce bottle of Nutiva. Full-on saturated fat is now a health food. Who´d have thought that would happen?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: avikingman, 1/9/2014 1:24:22 PM     (No. 9686002)

Clarified butter is excellent as well.
(aka Ghee - get it on Amazon or your local Indian food store. Publix has it too, but $$$)

Great for cooking, does not burn.
The taste is sublime.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 1/9/2014 1:43:23 PM     (No. 9686027)

many folks use coconut oil as a health supplement, taking a tsp a day.

I priced Kerrygold butter for the holidays - it´s fully double the price of butter ordinaire. I´ll stick with the house brands, they´re still better tasting than margarine...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: yourblueroom, 1/9/2014 1:44:04 PM     (No. 9686029)

I am like butter: fat and salty!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Songstress, 1/9/2014 1:49:27 PM     (No. 9686034)

My mom used "oleo" when she was a kid (in spite of living on a potato farm with a few dairy cows. She said the oleo came with packets of yellow food coloring to mix in with it. For some reason you had to do this yourself.

About 15-20 years ago, I read that margarine wasn´t a natural food. That it was like eating Vaseline which your body couldn´t process and it would sit in your gut for six months. Surely an exaggeration, but it caused me to switch to butter, which tastes miles better anyway.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tren9, 1/9/2014 1:55:37 PM     (No. 9686040)

#10: As kids we were assigned the task of kneading the color packets into the margarine.

#1: Later my mother got a job just over the border in IL and was one of the original oleomargarine smugglers. She supplied the whole neighborhood at NO markup in price.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 1/9/2014 1:56:20 PM     (No. 9686041)

#10, the dairy industry forced oleo to be sold uncolored so it would be unappealing. That was federal law at the time. Manufacturers got around the law by offering the coloring packets. Meanwhile, try making your own butter. Beat heavy cream until it becomes whipped cream, then keep going and you will start seeing the yellow flakes. Keep going and the butter will separate from the whey. Pour off the whey, add a tiny bit of salt if desired, and you have fresh butter. Fabulous.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: FunOne, 1/9/2014 2:08:23 PM     (No. 9686054)

After my quad bypass surgery, my cardiologist gave me a list of foods I need to avoid. Butter was included on that list.

I told him that the list contained all of the things I enjoyed eating, and if my original plumbing could last six decades, I would be happy with the job he did if the plumbing he put in could last half that long. Quality of life requires good food. So, I eat what I like, and that includes butter.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mackrand, 1/9/2014 2:14:13 PM     (No. 9686057)

The plastic oleo packages came with a small dime sized internal blister filled with the yellow coloring. You would squeeze the blister toward the inside of the package until it popped and then manipulate the plastic package until the coloring was mixed with the oleo. It was actually fun. My sister and I would compete to get to do it.

I also spent hours at the churn both at home and at Mom and Pops house where it seemed churning was nearly an every day occurrence.

Butter! I thought butter slathered on crackers was the best taste treat ever. Better than candy. Then I had my heart attack and that stopped pretty quick.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/9/2014 2:15:21 PM     (No. 9686058)

love good old salted butter. Cold. In chunks.



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Reply 16 - Posted by: LouD, 1/9/2014 2:24:50 PM     (No. 9686070)

Butter - nectar of the Gods!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/9/2014 2:42:19 PM     (No. 9686082)

Although I now don´t do animal products for health reasons, #1, I will boldly declare to my vegan cardiologist that butter Does Too taste heavenly !

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/9/2014 2:49:55 PM     (No. 9686088)

Back in the 70s, I lived in Minnesota for 3 years. Butter was much cheaper than margerine. Christmas baking was wonderful!
I continued to use butter ever since.
Natural butter and natural sugar sure beat the chemical alternatives.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: M2, 1/9/2014 3:06:55 PM     (No. 9686099)

I am certain that the increase in butter consumption is due largely in part as an in-your-face reaction to the health-food Nazis.

Don´t they know that butter and grease are food groups?

Other food groups that drive the greenies and health freaks crazy are fries, and salted caramel anything.

Take that, Bloomie.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/9/2014 3:09:53 PM     (No. 9686101)

Butter is back?!? When was it ever ´out´ ?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/9/2014 3:14:51 PM     (No. 9686105)

Butter is good, it´s natural...

And it has NO trans fats in it.

Trans fats are artificial creations of the food industry.
They do not exist in nature.

Please make a note of that...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/9/2014 3:33:38 PM     (No. 9686128)

My dad operated a dairy on his north Texas farm. My mom had one of those churns with a handle and gears. I spent many hours turning that handle so we could eat our own butter with her biscuits, rolls and cornbread.

Butter is better.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: yuban, 1/9/2014 4:04:05 PM     (No. 9686155)

The wife cooks mainly with coconut oil but we do use butter on important stuff like biscuits or pancakes. Oh yah, and hot buttered rum.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/9/2014 4:16:59 PM     (No. 9686172)

Better to stick with real food than synthetic stuff your gut does not recognize. There is no substitute for butter.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 1/9/2014 4:56:49 PM     (No. 9686204)

Thank you, Paula.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: john56, 1/9/2014 5:11:50 PM     (No. 9686218)

Great story on "The Oleo Wars" in Wisconsin:

http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/wmh/id/42291/show/42226/rec/2

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Reply 27 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/9/2014 7:59:30 PM     (No. 9686351)

During WWII, we lived in town to be closer to my grandparents. I walked a couple of blocks to a neighborhood grocery(remember those?)to buy that oleo with the color button. I could get the squeezin´ done before I got home with it then get beat up by sibs because I deprived them of the pleasure. It was worth it, though.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: hikergal, 1/9/2014 8:30:55 PM     (No. 9686385)

Bullet proof coffee. 1 cup fresh brewed coffee ad 1 tablespoon unsalted grass Fed butter whisk and enjoy!! Gets your motor running on a cold morning good fat = good life

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Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than


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