Posted March 15, 2007
Nothing ruins a perfect piece of toast like trying to spread cold butter on it. But there’s an age-old technique to keep butter soft at all times: Use a butter bell crock, like this one from Chef's Catalog. Fill one side of the bell with butter, the other side with water, and the bell will keep your dairy from going rancid while at room temperature. Choose from red, ivory, or black.
$19.99 at Chefscatalog.com.