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Curious about butter in restaurants - leftover that is.

millygirl | Nov 10, 201308:17 AM

I've considered this before but last night really made me wonder.

We were having dinner at a nice little bistro last night and passing by the kitchen I happened to notice a tub of what was very obviously all the little pads of leftover butter that they put out with the bread basket.

As is common, the bread basket is served with a plate of butter curls and this restaurant gathers the leftovers to, I assume cook with.

I've wondered about this before, esp when you receive a ramkin filled with butter and sometimes is hardly touched.

I can appreciate that it would be quite wasteful and expensive to throw it out but it also does not sit well with me.

Is this a common thing in restaurants??

I suppose worse things have been known to occur behind the scenes but is this an acceptable practice to you?

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