One Good Find: Ceramic Butter Keeper

Bread and butter has never looked better

Ceramic Butter Keeper
Meet the beurrier, a countertop pottery crock that keeps butter as fresh as the refrigerator (an airtight water seal prevents spoilage) yet soft and spreadable. See the full review » French ceramic butter keeper, $35 from Food52.Laura Sant

I made my first misshapen loaf of bread in my aunt and uncle’s West Virginia kitchen, and that’s where I first encountered the beurrier, a countertop pottery crock that keeps butter as fresh as the refrigerator (an airtight water seal prevents spoilage) yet soft and spreadable. I was thrilled to find such a handsome iteration from Food52; in addition to reaffirming my love for humble bread and butter (and making evenly-crispy grilled cheese a no-brainer), this petite earthenware jar is the prettiest tool in my kitchen by far.

French ceramic butterkeeper, $35 from Food52.