Product Review: Le Creuset Butter Keeper|新廚具使用心得 Le Creuset 奶油皿

One of my favorite items that I brought back from my travels this year, is my Le Creuset Butter Keeper (sometimes also known as a butter bell).  As far as I know, it’s not available in Taiwan, so it’s definitely an object of curiosity in my kitchen.

According to the Crate and Barrel’s website, butter keepers keep the butter soft, but not melted.  This is accomplished by a bit of water at the bottom of the container, which helps to keeps the butter cool. 

這次從美國回來帶了一個 Le Creuset 奶油皿~ 這個奶油皿特別的地方, 是可以讓奶油保持剛剛好 spreadable 的狀態! 神奇的地方,奶油不放冰箱也不會酸掉。 這是怎麼辦到的,其實我也不太會用中文解釋~所以就只能讓圖片說故事了!


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Field Trip: Must-Buys from the U.S. (Part 1: Kitchen Utensils) 美國必買心得 (1: 廚具 & 生活道具)

A few months ago, I went on a business trip to the U.S. I grew up there, but haven’t been back in about 6 years or so.  Aside from the work-related tasks, I also had just a bit of time to stock up on some favorites. A lot of people  ask me for advice for “must-buys” in the U.S., and for Taiwan, and I just have to say, I have no hard and fast rules except for one general guideline. Buy the items that you can actually use in your daily life. Otherwise, it’s likely to become just clutter.

As I noted here and here, I always try to buy items from my travels that I can incorporate into my daily life. These items usually fall under three main categories: (1) kitchen tools, and other lifestyle tools (2) cosmetics and (3) stationery .  In this series of posts, I would like to share the items I bought.  I thought of first taking photos of all the individual items, but we have been having some seriously abysmal, dreary weather here in Taiwan, so the natural light has been scarce. I decided everything would be more clear if I used stock images.

前幾個月去美國出差  回到以前成長的世界, 有機會生活在熟悉的環境裡, 聽跟說熟悉的語言,真的很開心。 雖然很忙碌, 但還是抽出一點時間買了一些小東西 帶回台灣用。這次買的東西可以 歸類成三大項目:(1)廚具(2)化妝,保養品 (3) 文具  。我們先聊聊廚具吧!

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