how to cook steak by Nora Ephron

There’s a new book out about diet, and it apparently says what I’ve known all my life – protein is good for you, ­carbohydrates are bad, and fat is highly overrated as a dangerous substance.

Well, it’s about time. As my mother used to say, you can never have too much butter.

For example, here’s how we cook steak in our house: First you coat the steak in sea salt. Then you cook the steak in a very hot frying pan. When it’s done, you throw a huge pat of butter on top of it.

That’s it. And by the way, I’m not talking about sweet butter, I’m talking about salted butter.