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Dec 14, 2009 06:13 PM

Duck fat? Goose fat? Where to get?

The husband wants to do his famous duck fat roasted potatoes for Xmas -- goose fat will do, too. Where to get this? We're in Brookline, and he's asked at the local Whole Foods... any ideas?

We had a laugh when we were in London last Xmas (my husband is British) and we ran out to the local corner store one night to scrounge for stuff (the sister-in-laws house wasn't exactly a cook's paradise) and found goose fat! Boston's a bit tougher for this...

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  1. Savenor's seems to have rendered duck fat pretty consistently.

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    1. re: celeriac

      Savenor's generally has both - if there's none on the shelf just ask, they keep a big vat of freshly rendered duck fat at the back.

    2. Not knowing where you are located, Fruit Center Marketplace in Milton carries D'Artagnan duck fat for about 6 bucks for a 7 oz container

      1. You could give Dewar's in Newton Center or Wellelsey a call. They carry D'Artagnan products too. Also, Wasik's Cheese Shop in Wellelsey may be able to order it for you.

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        1. re: lbfoody

          Dewar's in Newton Center usually has goose fat, not sure about duck fat, but they seem to be able (and happy) to source anything with some advance notice. They are getting us a venison loin for Christmas, can't wait.

        2. Lionette's in the South End has different fats.

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          1. re: nsenada

            Lionette's carries duck fat? I thought it was just a small produce store in that tiny hole :-)

            1. re: Spike

              It is tiny, but they have great stuff. I remember seeing multiple kinds of animal fats and meats.

              1. re: nsenada

                They have duck fat as well as lard there!

          2. Cardullo's in Harvard Square carries Duck fat.