Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Smart Shopper

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Smart Shopper

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Byline: Charles Campion

THE BEST BUTTER GOOD butter is one of the great indulgences. In Britain we favour "sweet cream" butter made with fresh cream, but on the Continent the preference is for "lactic" butter, which is made using lightly "cured" cream to accentuate the flavour. If you pine for the days when butter had a bit more flavour, look out for two Irish artisan butters. Glenilen Farm Handmade Country Butter is a delicious sweet cream butter from west Cork, and Cuinneog Farmhouse Irish Country Butter is a lactic butter made in County Mayo. Both are on sale at branches of Waitrose (Glenilen [pounds sterling]2.79, 250g; Cuinneog [pounds sterling]2.79, 225g). Glenilen is also available at Harvey Nichols Foodmarket, Sloane Street, SW1 (customer information 08708 377377, harveynichols.com) glenilenfarm.com, cuinneog.com A PIECE OF JAPANESE CAKE TOMBO, in SW7, specialises in those strange but rather delicious Japanese cakes. Try the "green tea gateau chocolate"; the matcha/sesame macaroons; or the dorayaki -- a pancake teamed with azuki and mascarpone (cakes are priced at between [pounds sterling]2 and [pounds sterling]3. …

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