Buttering up – Barbadian develops new food condiment

If margarine can have a buttery flavour, who says butter can’t be flavoured too? Not Dawn Maloney, according to Trinidad’s Newsday magazine.

It seems back around 2000, the Bajan gal had a happy accident in the kitchen between seafood and popcorn, which led to her friends encouraging her to create her own niche, Newsday has the rest of the spicy tale –

Though she continued to do some catering, she reinforced her home-grown cooking skills with professional training at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. After several efforts to get a spot at the Farmers? Market in New York, she got a call from the organisers and, as luck would have it, the Barbadian got a slot between a stall selling breads and another that sold cheeses.

?People responded so well, and the Farmers? Market allowed me to conduct market research on what flavours people liked,? she said.

Today, the premium flavoured freshly churned butters come in hot variations, including basil, olive and sun-dried tomato, Herbal Dance, and Caribbean Heat among others. Since it appeared at this year?s Barbados Manufacturers? Exhibition, Ethel?s Butter has been in high demand. Used to flavour rice, seafood, potato and other dishes, the butters come in very attractive jars and Maloney said she expected to soon launch a line of flavoured olive oils.

If you really wanna try it out, you have to trek over to Holders Hill in St James here – but it’s due to hit local shelves soon.

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