Radishes and Butter..this post is not about a restaurant, but about my food experience and memories.
Growing up in Oklahoma, I don't remember having alot of fresh veggies. I don't recall anyone in the family having a large garden. My grandmother had the largest pantry of canned veggies I think. Times had changed. My grandparents both worked, as did my parents. Canned goods provided families a matter of convenience and perhaps some cost savings.
However, I do always remember having fresh radishes. When I moved to the Northwest, it seemed not very many people had ever had a radish. In fact, in college I took a. Psychology class. We had this group experiment where we had to taste things while we were blindfolded. One of the items was a radish. Out of the 5 people in my group, I was the only person who guessed radish. One of the members of the group turned to me and asked "how did you know this"? My response, was " How do you not know what a radish is?"
Radishes always seemed to be in the refrigerator. Just grabbed a couple and sprinkle some salt on them, and you had had yourself a nice little snack.
Awhile back I was watching Anthony Bourdain. He was in NYC at Prune and eating radishes and butter. What?? Tony is spreading fresh creamy butter on a radish. That seems a little odd, but also sounds a little delicious. After doing a little reading, it seems that radishes and butter is quite popular with the French.
About a year ago or so, I visited Walrus and Carpenter, there it was radishes from a local farm and butter on the menu. I was very excited and must try. It is a must to have Real butter (no margarine people), and really good butter. I can now say I am a big fan of this. Radishes tend to have a bit of spice/sharp flavor. Then you top that with that some creamy, sweet butter and this all = YUMMMMMM.
I am seeing more and more radishes and butter on restaurant menus during the spring and summer. So if you have never had Radishes and Butter, I highly recommend you try. Feel free to comment and let me know what you think.