Friday, August 28, 2009

quicko: butter on sandwiches

This is a really odd, not to mention unhealthy, idiosyncrasy of Australian (and British?) culinary routine: they butter the bread before making any sort of sandwich. It's automatic. They assume everyone wants it. It's a bit of a shock, really.


Mom said...

I have known Americans to do so, too.

Stephan said...

It's not just an Australian or British tradition. I have been asked by my German coworkers and family if I forgot to butter my bread, or if I always layer my bread (aka, make a sandwhich).