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Oct 22, 2010 02:15 PM

Pork fat

I'm looking for an East Bay source for pork kidney fat to render for leaf lard. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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  1. Do you really want to render your own lard or do you just want leaf lard from a known source? If the latter, Fatted Calf sells an excellent quality leaf lard.

    Fatted Calf
    644-C First Street, Napa, CA 94559

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    1. re: wally

      Um. I have a problem with $10/lb. so, yes, I'd like to do it myself. I've done it before with some combination of back fat and pig fat from unknown locations. It was easy to do and tasty and the crackling byproduct was a real treat.


      1. re: Miss Otis

        Call Cafe Rouge and ask. I believe they sometimes break down whole pigs. The problem is that most people that have it , use it. Also, have you called Prather Ranch or Marin Sun?

        Cafe Rouge
        1782 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

    2. Wayland's Meat Market
      3421 Fruitvale Avenue Oakland,
      CA 94602-2317 - (510) 530-3344
      Open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm

      Call 3 days ahead and ask butcher to save up some fat for you. He knows what to do.

      Wayland's Meat
      3421 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94602