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Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother's Secret Ingredient

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Better than butter! Here are 150 sweet and savory recipes for cooking with lard from the editors of Grit magazine.

Using lard in cooking dates at least as far back as the 1300s. It is prized by pastry chefs today, and it is an excellent cooking fat because it burns at a very high temperature and tends not to smoke as heavily as many other fats and oils do. Rediscovered alon
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Lard, lard, wonderful lard. A thing eschewed by many in these health-conscious times. A thing misunderstood.

So straight away kudos to someone who had the foresight to even think that a book about lard should and would be published. You can understand Jews and Moslems being less than enthusiastic about lard due to its porcine derivation, vegetarians might decline it but then it leaves more of it for the rest of us. More of this diverse pig fat rendition that has, over time, been used for lubrica
Chris Aldrich
I expected a bit more technical information and some great photos of lard processing, but alas. Aside from some very general information about lard, there's a lot of recipes that use lard.
Natashya KitchenPuppies
Bring back lard! I am all for bringing back the classics and it is definitely lard's turn.
Here is your guide to cooking like the older days - flakier crusts and crispier chicken. Hurrah!
By the editors of Grit Magazine.
See my full review here - http://livinginthekitchenwithpuppies....
Great concept, but pretty much all common baking recipes, and pretty much nothing using more than a couple tablespoons of lard here or there.
You might as well substitute lard for butter in your regular recipes, and not waste your time.
Oct 31, 2012 Valarie marked it as to-read
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Bought this for my mom and dad at dad's request.
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