Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Bigger the Butter the Better

Buying real butter for cooking is kind of hard our here, and when you do find it at the couple of participating stores, the price will nearly knock your socks off. Other foreigners in town have found that you can buy it in bulk. One family will buy the block and then cut it up and sell it to the rest of us in usable amounts. The other night I was on hand when the bulk load of butter was being cut up and sold. The original block was 50kg, and about 2 cubic feet in size. You can just imagine the type of knife needed to cut that baby. It was huge, it was the bigger butter.

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