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HELP: Need Rendered Duck Fat STAT

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Jack Flash Nov 29, 2013 12:37 PM

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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    budlit RE: Jack Flash Nov 29, 2013 12:51 PM

    Have you checked with a Bristol farms?

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      Jack Flash RE: budlit Nov 29, 2013 01:14 PM

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

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        Jack Flash RE: Jack Flash Nov 29, 2013 03:19 PM

        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. Mattapoisett in LA RE: Jack Flash Nov 29, 2013 01:18 PM

      Try Nicole's
      921 Meridian Ave. Unit B
      (Enter off of El Centro St.)
      South Pasadena, CA 91030
      626-403-5751
      http://www.nicolesgourmetfoods.com/

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        maudies5 RE: Jack Flash Nov 29, 2013 03:13 PM

        Surfas had some on Wed

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          stefansky90 RE: Jack Flash Nov 29, 2013 10:33 PM

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

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            foodiemahoodie RE: Jack Flash Nov 30, 2013 12:09 AM

            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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              Jack Flash RE: foodiemahoodie Nov 30, 2013 11:22 AM

              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. Servorg RE: Jack Flash Dec 26, 2013 12:52 PM

              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?

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                zackly RE: Jack Flash Jan 16, 2014 02:27 PM

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

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                  foodiemahoodie RE: zackly Jan 16, 2014 10:24 PM

                  Good idea.

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                  toivo RE: Jack Flash Jan 17, 2014 12:55 PM

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

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                    Will Owen RE: toivo Apr 8, 2014 02:17 PM

                    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!

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