From Too Many Chefs -

March 8, 2004
Sometimes you feel like a...

Sometimes, when you're hungry, you want the finest caviar on toast points with French champagne, coq au vin, truffled potatoes, and a cherry flambee. Other times, you want a peanut butter sandwich.

I'm having a peanut butter kind of day today. It seems to come over me the day after I work out (ran a mile yesterday on the treadmill, thank you very much), and no doubt has to do with the need for a simple protein and some comfort food. A plain peanut butter sandwich with a glass of milk - can you go wrong?

I did a search for peanut butter and came across* If you ever wanted to learn how to make peanut butter at home in your blender or food processor, or were looking for new ways to use peanut butter, this is the place.

Thought the peanut is not technically a nut (it's a legume), many of their recipes should work for almonds, or hazelnuts or other oily nuts.

I wonder if the type of peanut butter you like reflects on your personality. Me? I'm a natural, oily, chunk kind of guy.

*Full Disclosure: Although I didn't know it when I first wrote this blurb, my firm does work for the Peanut Board, who put out this site (which I still view as excellent)

Posted by Barrett in Maryland at March 8, 2004 2:39 PM | TrackBack

I'm partial to peanut butter and banana myself...

Posted by paul on March 8, 2004 at 9:36 PM

I'm a peanut butter fiend! and it has to be chunky when eating straight out of the jar, but smooth when spread on toast. wierd, I know! thanks for the great PB link, btw.

Posted by Renee on March 9, 2004 at 4:09 AM

Gosh, it's been years since I have eaten peanut butter...forgot how delicious it is when your peanut butter melts on toast!

Posted by Meg in Paris on March 9, 2004 at 4:20 AM

I view this blog as blatant self interest by Mr. Barrett.

All skepticism aside, I eat peanut butter nearly every day. For a few years when I was legally poor, I ate it twice a day sometimes. Now that I have to pack lunches and feed kids I still eat it for lunch almost every day. It's easy and filling. And, I'm busy and lazy at the same time.

Peanut butter and grape jelly. Peanut butter on toast.

Oddest is peanut butter on bread and throw the whole thing right into the microwave until the PB 'melts.' Yummy, but different.

Posted by Bryan on March 9, 2004 at 8:59 AM

I'll confess that I'm not a melted peanut butter fan (unless you go further and turn it into a satay or cold noodle sauce).

I did avail myself of the opportunity last night to try Mia Francesca's Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Torte. It wasn't any good, you wouldn't want any. No. Stay away. You can't have any! Stop it, Mine!
As for blatant self-interest - if any vendor would like to send me a case of peanut butter, please do so. I won't mention you, but please do so.

Posted by barrett on March 9, 2004 at 9:05 AM

Would the good people at Jiff please send me some? It's the only kind I eat.

Barrett's not brand loyal, so don't send the ingrate a morsel.

Posted by Bryan on March 9, 2004 at 10:59 AM

I'll wait for the shipment from Jif.

Posted by barrett on March 9, 2004 at 1:57 PM