An ode to lard

The article is titled “Lard: The New Health Food?“. Lard seems to getting more and more press these days:

Lard, he cheerfully reported, contains just 40 percent saturated fat (compared with nearly 60 percent for butter). Its level of monounsaturated fat (the “good” fat) is “a very respectable 45 percent,” he noted, “double butter’s paltry 23 or so percent.”

Apparently it’s great for crusts:

After hanging out in your mouth for a minute, though, a lard-fried crust becomes soft and creamy, as voluptuous as a Rubens nude but not as heavy. All my kitchen slipups didn’t stop me from recognizing that lard is the most elegant fat I’ve ever met…

My euphoria lasted about 10 minutes. Then I wanted to hunt down the villains who’d kept me away from my beautiful lard all these years.

4 Responses to An ode to lard

  1. Crista says:

    i tried to use the RSS-Feed but the feed url shows me some xml errors.

  2. Sergey says:

    Wicca is a very eclectic reioigln. There’s not a central organization or a definitive reference or a guru who defines everything Wicca. That’s a big part of why it’s appealing to people. What bothered me about this book of answers was that, although most of the answers were pretty good, they gave the impression that there is one right way (theirs) to do things, and that everyone else is wrong and doesn’t deserve the title of Wiccan or Witch. Of particular concern to me is their definition of Witch as exclusively Wiccan. There are a lot of Witches (myself included) that don’t subscribe to all the religious tenents of Wicca, and so wouldn’t consider themselves Wiccan. That doesn’t mean they’re not Witches. Elsewhere, they state that there is no such thing as a Christian Witch. I know around ten. It would be all right if they said that they disagreed with it, but to say it doesn’t exist is denigrating. In short, if you want to learn about witchcraft and Wicca, pick up one of the many beginning Wicca manuals out there instead of this book and find the answers for yourself.

  3. Oi meninas, adorei o post!!! Obrigada pelo link!!E desejo ainda mais sucesso para a Closet 15 que já é uma super referência.Aguardo vocês aqui no meu atelier para conhecerem toda a coleção que está um sonho…bjosRaquel.

  4. “O que fizeram essas pessoas durante anos para se valorizar profissionalmente?”Como assim, para se valorizar quando saiam do emprego às 7 da tarde, o emprego a que entravam às 8 da manhã…Iam para casa comer e dormir para acordar cedinho e começar tudo outra vez.Nem toda a gente tem vida de menino mimado com tempo para contemplar pseudo-milagres económicos.

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