Two things I always bring home from europe are butter and jam (cheese too, but that's a whole other story). If I am lucky, I will pick up Bordier's butter in Paris. This butter comes from Brittany where I spent a couple summers - one of my favorite destinations for good food in France. iI I am even luckier, I get Caroline's homemade jam in London. Her jam also comes from her fruit trees in Brittany. This Time, I got double lucky. I got both. Bordier makes a variety of butters. His Bordier's smoked butter is particularly tasty. I hardly use butter in my cooking but when I have butter like this, I do. I spread it rather generously on my toast and think about my grandmother who did the same.
Spreading butter and jam with my grandmother's butter knife.