I’ve long wondered why simple bread and butter at Bread in Common tastes so good. I always assumed it was because they used some kind of special gourmet butter, but now I think it has more to do with the way it’s served — a pat of unsalted butter with salt on the side for sprinkling on top. I tried it today with some ordinary supermarket butter and it was sensational.
As I was eating, I remembered William Gibson tweeting about this nine years ago, so I really should have tried it by now.
Diagonally-slice white baguette, toasted, unsalted butter, sprinkled with Maldon sea salt. Taste of *the platonic saltine*!