Dwell: thrift store quest - the french butter dish
Our recent dinner at a remarkable French cafe introduced us to this incredible object. Few days later I found this at the local thrift store for a buck! Let me explain how this works. Known as the French butter dish/keeper/crock, this beautiful stoneware keeps butter at room temperature on your countertop. It maintains fresh soft butter without the need of refrigeration. Amazing right?
It has two parts to it - a base that holds water and a cup to pack in the butter which also becomes the lid.
The cup containing the butter is placed into the base where water creates an airtight seal and that keeps the air/oxygen away from the butter. This helps the butter stay soft and fresh for 30 days. The water needs to be replaced every 3 days.