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Jun 2, 2007 11:35 AM

Duck Fat

I had been getting duck fat pretty easily from Whole Foods--1lb containers for ~$4--Grimaud Farms. Unfortunately, they are no longer carrying it. I tried Bryan's and they don't carry it either. Do you have any ideas? I kind of need it this weekend because I'm making pate, so mail-order is not useful for this time. I'd prefer not to go to Boulette's larder, either; $8/cup is highway robbery.

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  1. I've had trouble finding it too. Don't bother with Falletti's or Andronico's either. Why did Whole Foods quit carrying it? All I can think of is getting a duck and rendering it. Good luck to you.

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      1. re: Sallie

        Re. Whole Foods - you can provide feedback to their store 'buyer', I did this for another product and they started restocking it a week later.

    1. You might try Mission Market at 21rst (?) and Mission. I know they carry it but I'm not sure what size container. It's also frozen, but that shouldn't be a problem.

      1. I used to buy it at Magnani's (about $5/pint) or Ver Brugge's in Berkeley, although if you have time, I now just render it myself from whole duck and reuse it as it makes your dollar go alot further.

        1. The Milk Pail Market in Mountain View has duck fat. It's from Fabrique Delices. I don't remember the price, but I think it was around $4 a cup.

          1. Find a 99 Ranch market...they have frozen duck all the time, and some fresh duck parts. Doubt if they have just the fat. For pate, you can use chicken fat (schmaltz).

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            1. re: OldTimer

              Finding schmaltz has proved difficult as well--the duck fat was originally a stand-in for that.