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Butter: A Celebration

An array of stunning recipes showcasing this delicious ingredient; from buttery scrambled eggs to the perfect scones
  • Author
    • Olivia Potts
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Regular price £30.00
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'This is, quite frankly, my dream book. Buttery bliss from cover to cover' Nigella Lawson



'The last word on butter. Everyone who cooks needs this book' Diana Henry


Swirled into hot sugar to create a silken, smoky caramel, or browned until nutty and speckled before being folded through cake batter or buttercream. Dotted on to vegetables before roasting or braising, stirred through rice after cooking. Butter won't just transform your individual dishes, but will transform your way of cooking

Butter: A Celebration is a joyous immersion in all things butter, revelling in its alchemical power to transform almost any dish, from good to transcendent.

Award-winning food writer Olivia Potts takes us on a grand tour of butter and its many varied applications, from old school chicken Kiev to mille-feuille, from oysters Rockefeller to saffron and yoghurt tahdig. This is a book to be savoured for its wonderful writing, as well as for its irresistible recipes and expert introduction to patisserie, too. Full of history, anecdotes and, of course, delicious recipes resplendent with butter, it includes:

*Turkish eggs with yoghurt and chill butter
*Butter-basted rib eye steak
*Steamed artichoke with anchovy butter
*Grilled kippers with horseradish butter
*Buttermilk pancakes
*Sticky gingerbread
*French salted butter biscuits
*Brioche feuilletée
*Damson plum crumble

Praise for A Half-Baked Idea by Olivia Potts:
'Uplifting' Prue Leith
'Wit and warmth on every page' The Times
'An utterly beautiful, moving, bittersweet book. I loved it' Dolly Alderton
  • Published: Sep 15 2022
  • Pages: 368
  • 248 x 196mm
  • ISBN: 9781472284648

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Press Reviews

  • Nigella Lawson

    This is, quite frankly, my dream book. Buttery bliss from cover to cover.
  • Diana Henry

    The last word on butter. Everyone who cooks needs this book.
  • Nigella Lawson

    This is, quite frankly, my dream book. Buttery bliss from cover to cover.
  • Diana Henry

    The last word on butter. Everyone who cooks needs this book.
  • Stylist
    A love letter to the household staple.
  • Harper’s Bazaar
    An uplifting tribute to the singular power of butter to elevate any dish, whether basted onto juicy grilled scallops or drizzled over brioche.
  • BBC Good Food
    Olivia's book walks through the fundamentals of cooking with butter . . . then ventures into recipes and techniques to bring the best out of butter and transform your cooking.
  • Diana Henry

    Telegraph
    Butter is a mighty subject and Olivia Potts knows more than a thing or two about it. This kind of book can be daunting for both author and reader - there's so much to cover - but Potts has been masterful in her choice of recipes and the techniques she focuses on. Her voice is warm, never dry or instructional. As she stands by your side in the kitchen, she makes even the most complicated buttery confection seem possible. If you've always wanted to get to grips with butter - to understand how it works - this book is essential. I'll be working my way through it.
  • The Times, Best Cookbooks of 2022
    It takes a certain chutzpah to write an entire cookbook dedicated to butter, but Olivia Potts carries it off. Her devotion to the yellow fat is endearing. In a collection of excellent recipes and essays she makes the case for more buttery delight in our lives. As she explains, butter has the power to transform the flavour and texture of countless dishes, from mashed potatoes and scrambled eggs to lobster rolls and tarte au citron.