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Caul fat!

I wanna use it. I've owned the "Fat" cook book for a while and saw it in there, but I just saw an episode of uber-annoying Anne Burrell on Food Network where she used it, and it pushed me over the edge. Where do I get it? Anyone?

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  1. the only place i can think of checking is dai due, because i get their newsletter and it mentions all sorts of stuff like leaf lard.
    they have a relationship with lots of farmers (ranchers?) so i think it could be a good starting point.

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    1. re: dinaofdoom

      Omg this place looks awesome. Thanks for the tip. Whether or not they actually have caul fat, I'm gonna have to procure some of these wares :)

      1. re: dinaofdoom

        dai due doesn't sell anything like this - they sometimes have lard but don't generally sell anything that hasn't been processed somehow, but they can probably point you in the right direction. peach creek farms will sell you "caul fat" but it's not - it's leaf fat, which is something totally different.

      2. Nowhere. I asked *everywhere* except the Mexican Markets about 3 years ago. (I don't know how non-spanish speakers or non-Mexicans communicate with the carniceria - and even if you do ask for it by it's spanish name, they try and give you something else with a sly smirk)

        -sw

        1. did some casual googling, came across this blog
          http://www.nosetotailathome.com/2009/...
          if you "Cntrl F" and find "caul" down a bit, there's a link to Peach Creek Farm you could give a shot.

          1. most butchers should have it....i saw the same episode i think....with the turkey wrapped in bacon? im sooo trying to make it this turkey day!! anyway...thats where im getting mine from. just bring them a picture of the caul fat...and do not get the leaf lard...it is sooo totally different...our meat locker here in town showed me that and it is nowhere near what you need! hope this helps!!

            1. You can usually only get caul fat frozen in blocks or 30 or 40 pounds. Try Longhorn Meats on the east side: 512-476-5223.

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              1. In NC it is called shawl fat. Our local pork processor told us that the "old timers" called it shawl fat because it looks like a shawl that older women wear. Going to pick my up tomorrow.

                1. I have bought caul fat at Whole Foods. I had to tell the butcher what it is. He said they got it in and didn't know what it was.

                  1. I have seen it at HEB on Palmer in round rock

                    1. You can get it at one or more of the pork purveyors at the Republic Square Farmer's Market. I'm sorry, I don't recall the name, but it is on their list of products displayed at the stand. I have 4# in the freezer as we speak and this weekend, Kocurek had crepinette at the market, which uses caul fat.

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                      1. re: akachochin

                        Fatted Calf on 320 Fell St. in SF has them at $6.82 per lbs., very fresh!! Stock up and freeze.