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Nov 7, 2011 10:39 AM

Buying lard

Surely there must be some new options for buying lard with the renewed interest in butchering. I am looking for flavorful, un-hydrogenated lard. I would appreciate any recommendations.

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  1. Are you looking for lardo? Available at St. James Cheese and Butcher.

    4 Replies
    1. re: JazzyB

      Lardo and lard are two VERY different things with two very different uses. They are not interchangeable.

      I used to get my lard from La Placita (the old Latin market on St. Claude) but they are gone now and I haven't seen bulk lard elsewhere since. Try any Mexican or Latino market you can find. They will have it.

      1. re: rabeezbabee

        Thanks, but I am looking for a source of more "artisanal", if you will, lard.

      2. re: JazzyB

        I am looking for lard--I would think that specifying un-hydrogenated lard would have made that clear.

        1. re: Argol

          I was trying to be helpful, excuse me.

      3. Please post if you do find somewhere to buy it. I had been looking for some about a year ago to make tamales (the recipe specified not to use hydrogenated) but got busy with other obligations before I had a chance to do an in-depth search.