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Is there anywhere to buy leaf lard in San Francisco?

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In the pie crust topic on home cooking there was a mention that leaf lard doesn't have the porky taste to it. Some pie fillings doen't work with the eau de pork in the crust.

http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

Would anyone sell that in the Bay Area? Boulette's Larder? Anyone seen it there? Is that how I would ask for it?

Or is this something I'd need to buy my own pig to make ... yeah, I'm getting carried away here. I get sucked in. I work my way up from maybe frozen pie crust to making it myself and the thought of even making my own lard ... buying or raising a pig for it ...

Seriously, can I get leaf lard pre-made anywhere? Is that how I'd ask for it? Would they know what I was talking about?

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  1. You might be able to get Fatted Calf to render you some.

    http://fattedcalf.com/

    1. I have a container in my freezer from Niman that I bought at Ferry Plaza. It is in a one pound plastic container labeled "fancy leaf lard". It is already rendered. I believe it also comes in a five pound container. You might have to ask for leaf lard.

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          1. re: wally

            Which days are Niman at the Ferry Plaza?

            1. re: wally

              So, how long does it last in the fridge? Can it be frozen. There's only so much lard I can use. Actaully I may have never personally bought lard in my life. I've eaten alot in restaurant dishes, but never purchased and cooked with it.

              1. re: rworange

                Freezes fine. Main danger is rancidity. Lasts a long time if it's airtight.

                1. re: rworange

                  I've never kept it in the fridge. It freezes just fine. One pound is a pint container. This has been in my freezer about 6 months and I recently used some of it and it was just fine.