Chefs are becoming fixated on butter—on bread, in desserts and more.

January 01, 2010

Vanilla Brown Butter

Pastry chef Jansen Chan infuses brown butter with vanilla beans for the cheesecake at Manhattan's Oceana.

Goat's-Milk Butter

Paul Kahan of The Publican in Chicago serves tangy goat's-milk butter with serrano ham and peasant bread.

House-Made Butter

At San Francisco's Coi, Daniel Patterson churns butter made with both organic cream and French sel gris (sea salt).

Single-Cow Butter

Chef David Kinch co-owns a Normandy cow. He makes its cream into butter for Manresa in Los Gatos, California.

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