Butter or Margarine?
Growing up I was always told by my parents that butter is better for you than margarine. Today, I still feel that way because margarine seems so processed, but I won't argue that margarine does taste better! What is everyone's opinion on the butter vs. margarine debate? Which is really healthier?
I know my aunt prefers to bake certain cookies with margarine and my Oma (grandma) uses it to brown her meat - it must be Imperial ;) - and then it's basically slow cooked on the stove top in a stick of melted margarine, salt and pepper and it's damn delicious... but aside from those two uses for margarine in MY family - I've never met anyone that prefers the taste of margarine over butter! I most certainly do not.
we've never met. But I do like the taste of Imperial brand margarine spread on toast better than butter.
In fact, the only time I use butter is in baking.
I grew up in a home where Fleischman's Margarine was served and hated it. It tasted like I was eating corn. The only time my mother bought butter was when her mother came to visit. Seems maternal grandmother got hepatitis from 'bad' oleomaragrine during WWII, and would only eat butter after that.
It's all a metter of taste, I don't think too much of either is particularly healthy.
My grandparents were dairy farmers. It's always butter in my kitchen.
My MIL on the other hand calls blue bonnet "butter" and has served us melted blue bonnet to dip crab legs into. See also: crimes against food.