Fun Facts

  1. Lard — rendered pig fat — was what people used when they needed to make pastry; when dinner needed frying; and even as a quick breakfast, eaten smeared on a piece of bread.
  2. Mexican tamales just wouldn’t be the same without it.
  3. It makes for the flakiest of pie crusts.
  4. Despite what you may think, it does not impart a pork flavor.
  5. As much as we love olive oil roasted veggies, sometimes they’re just too greasy and, well, a little soggy too.
  6. Cooking with lard is one way of guaranteeing you use every part of the hog. Some of the best restaurants, like Husk, are focused on that aim and bringing lard into fine dining.
  7. Lard is even good on a piece of bread, in place of butter.

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