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HELP: Need Rendered Duck Fat STAT

So, Whole Foods apparently no longer carries half-pints of rendered duck and goose fat. I had been hoping to cook my latkes in liquid gold as I have the last couple of years, rather than in boring canola or peanut oil. Does anyone know of a source for rendered duck fat close to Pasadena?

Thanks hounds!

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  1. Have you checked with a Bristol farms?

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    1. re: budlit

      No, but I should. It's certainly close enough. Thanks for the reminder.

      1. re: Jack Flash

        Bristol Farms came through. I didn't call Nicole's; since BF had some and I needed a few other groceries I just went there.

        Re Bristol Farms: nice store; I had never been there before.

    2. Try Nicole's
      921 Meridian Ave. Unit B
      (Enter off of El Centro St.)
      South Pasadena, CA 91030

      1. Surfas had some on Wed

        1. I bought a whole duck from a poultry store in Rosemead and made my own. Much better than anything sold in any store.

          1. Canola oil tastes fishy to me. Peanut oil is kind of a classic with potatoes, duck is tastier. I prefer potatoes cooked in EVOO. Sometimes with a little mix of duck fat.

            I don't mean to dissuade you - but if you haven't tried EVOO and you can't find duck.

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            1. re: foodiemahoodie

              Thanks. This is for my latkes, which must be cooked at a higher temp than I can get with EVOO. I got the duck fat, fortunately.

            2. Bought rendered duck fat this morning at Whole Foods in Mar Vista (West Los Angeles). So either they brought it back or they never stopped carrying it but may have been out of it for a while?

              1. Clarified butter or hot rendered lard found at Hispanic grocers are good options.

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                1. Farmer's Market on third carries duck and chicken fat at both of the poultry booths.

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                  1. re: toivo

                    I was there yesterday and noticed that Marconda's Puritan Poultry has 1.75 lb containers of it for $14, which works out to $8/lb. Nicole wants $12.50/lb for hers. I love Nicole and her store, and the $4.50/lb I'd save would probably be what the gas for the trip to 3rd and Fairfax and back would cost me … but the next time I'm down there it's on my list!