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Lard at Berkeley Bowl West

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chezchristine Mar 29, 2010 08:45 AM

Does anyone know if they sell it there? If so, what department would it be in?

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Berkeley Bowl West
920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA

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    nerdigrrl Mar 29, 2010 11:30 AM

    don't know if it's at BBW, but I'm sure I've seen it just north at Mi Tierra on San Pablo near University.

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    Mi Tierra
    2096 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

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      nerdigrrl Mar 29, 2010 11:32 AM

      ooh...on second thought, I may have seen it in the refrigerated cases across from the butcher counter--where the lox and sausage are displayed.

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        bgbc Mar 29, 2010 01:45 PM

        Not sure about BBW but I got some at Verbrugge on College. You can call in advance so they can chop it for you and have it ready.

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          Robert Lauriston Mar 29, 2010 02:46 PM

          Lard isn't something you can chop. Not in English, anyway.

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            scotsgranny Jan 2, 2011 02:22 PM

            This sounds like suet, not lard. Suet is the white solid fat from (preferably) around the kidney. Lard is made from melting fat.

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          milklady Mar 29, 2010 04:43 PM

          Yes, I see it there all the time, near the butter. It's the top left of the butter case.

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            chezchristine Apr 1, 2010 06:33 PM

            Thanks, that's exactly where it is, in a green box. Definitely very hardened and different from the lard I've seen in Mexican grocery stores.

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              Robert Lauriston Apr 1, 2010 06:57 PM

              Sounds like Armour. Check the label to make sure it's not hydrogenated.

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                nerdigrrl Apr 2, 2010 01:38 PM

                Mi Tierra has the brown, rendered pork lard. Check butcher section

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                Mi Tierra
                2096 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

            2. tvr172 Mar 29, 2010 04:57 PM

              you can find it all the way to the left when you walk in the store on a refrigerated shelf around where the eggs are.

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                meels Apr 2, 2010 01:18 PM

                I just saw it at Berkeley Bowl West yesterday. It was not refrigerated - it's to the left of the tortillas in the Mexican food aisle, second shelf from the bottom. They're all turned so that the spanish name (starting with M?) is facing out, but you can see "LARD" from the top.

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                Berkeley Bowl West
                920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA

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                  Robert Lauriston Apr 2, 2010 01:34 PM

                  That's the gross industrial shelf-stable stuff. Basically the same as Crisco except made from lard instead of vegetable oil.

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                    chefj Apr 2, 2010 03:35 PM

                    The Spanish word is "Manteca". Just like the central valley town. And I agree the self stable stuff is awful. Buy fresh rendered or better yet render your own.

                  2. wolfe Apr 2, 2010 02:02 PM

                    Occasionally available at Three Stone Hearth.
                    Marin Sun Farms pastured pork fat is rendered to make this very versatile and neutral flavored cooking fat. Perfect for any high-heat cooking and traditional uses such as tamales.
                    Now packed in our glass jars!

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                    Three Stone Hearth
                    1581 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703

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                      cakebaker Apr 3, 2010 11:34 AM

                      Maybe it would help to know what you want it for? Assuming you weren't looking for the shelf stable lard that will last for years...do you want it for baking so a neutral fat or do you want pork flavor for cooking? Since lard refers to both raw fat and that which has been rendered..which were you looking for? Did you want to render it yourself?

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