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Goodsource Sep 11, 2010 10:08 PM

Looking for Lardo in San Diego... Anyone know?

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    mjill Sep 12, 2010 12:13 AM

    Knight Salumi. Otherwise, good luck. Even unheard of in Little Italy from my attempts (Mona Lisa looked at me crazy), although I haven't looked recently.

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    1. re: mjill
      mimosa Sep 12, 2010 12:31 AM

      Knight Salumi had a decent supply of lardo at the Little Italy market today and I suspect they'll have some at the Hillcrest market tomorrow.

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        SDGourmand Sep 12, 2010 01:09 PM

        Haha I got that same look.. I probably gave the same look back as i couldn't believe someone that has an Italian market doesn't know what lardo is.

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        4wino Sep 12, 2010 07:40 AM

        I had some very good lardo at Bruno Napoletano.

        1. kitchenhag Sep 12, 2010 12:14 PM

          I had some very good lardo @ Vivace in Carlsbad

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            Cathy Sep 12, 2010 12:56 PM

            Speck is a form of Lardo, at least that was what an old Italian friend told me.

            It is sold at Bristol Farms (and deli meats are 30% off until Tuesday).

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            1. re: Cathy
              honkman Sep 12, 2010 05:09 PM

              The word "speck" has very different meanings in different parts of Europe and even Italy. But most of the time speck is not the same or even close to lardo. Speck is most often used to describe a special juniper-flavored ham which is often cold-smoked.

            2. SDGourmand Sep 12, 2010 01:06 PM

              Good luck. I've tried linkerys lardo it wasn't good at all. Haven't tried knight. I ended up ordering it from boccalone in SF.. The only problem ordering from them is you have to get the variety pack of pancetta, guanicale, and the lardo. The quality is top notch and you wont find anything like it around here.

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              1. re: SDGourmand
                4wino Sep 12, 2010 03:58 PM

                There you go, case closed!

                1. re: SDGourmand
                  Josh Sep 12, 2010 08:30 PM

                  I'm failing to see the problem here.

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                    cstr Sep 13, 2010 05:32 AM

                    Although all are primo, maybe Mr. SDGourmand didn't want the 'package' which included power steering, sun roof and Bose stero sound system!

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                      SDGourmand Sep 13, 2010 05:56 AM

                      I wanted the works not sure the OP does considering it's $50

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                        cstr Sep 13, 2010 09:52 AM

                        I crave for that taste and texture no matter what the price.

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                          SDGourmand Sep 13, 2010 10:10 AM

                          totally agree there is nothing like it when it's done right..

                2. Fake Name Sep 12, 2010 06:36 PM

                  Umm. Guanicale. Carbonara....

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                    Josh Sep 12, 2010 08:30 PM


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                      cstr Sep 13, 2010 05:29 AM

                      I just made one of Ann Burelles guanicale recipes a few days ago with buccatini, came out great.

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