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Lardo in LA?

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vlad Apr 16, 2008 09:01 PM

Where can I get lardo retail? Anywhere on the West Side?

TIA.

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    glutton RE: vlad Apr 16, 2008 10:00 PM

    I got some at Cube on La Brea a couple years ago or so. That was pretty much the only place I saw it in LA. Mozza has it, but I don't think they buy it locally. There just doesn't seem to be much of a market for pure fat in LA, unfortunately.

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      Dommy RE: glutton Apr 17, 2008 11:47 AM

      They actually make their own because Papa Batalli won't ship it...

      I've seen it at Cube though, but call... their inventory can be spotty...

      --Dommy!

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        condiment RE: Dommy Apr 17, 2008 01:37 PM

        Several places in town occasionally get guanciale from the famous lardo town of Colonnata, cured exactly like lardo, and performing identically when sliced thinly and served on hot bread. The EU is touchy about lardo to begin with, and this is the exportable form. I've seen it at Guidi Marcello and at Mario's.

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          petradish RE: condiment Apr 18, 2008 12:41 AM

          It's not listed on their site, but I've purchased it from Guidi Marcello in Santa Monica:

          http://www.guidimarcello.com/

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