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What Is Lardo?

Lardo: Love It or Hate It?

Although I'm not generally a fan of fatty cooked meats — I need everything from ribs to steak to be stripped of any stringy, slimy bits — I've never met a salume that I didn't love. So the first time I ordered a dish containing lardo, a type of salumi made of cured and seasoned pig fat, I wasn't sure which of my opposing preferences would win out. In the end, my love for salty, cured meats overpowered my distaste for fatty bits; the lardo and rosemary flatbread pizza at Mario Batali's Otto is a dish I still dream about, and now I order lardo every chance I get. Cured fat is certainly a polarizing item, so which camp are you in?

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WarEagleNurse WarEagleNurse 6 years
I have never tried it.
ticamorena ticamorena 6 years
i don't think i'd enjoy the texture much (i sometimes find very fine ham like pata negra delicious, but cloying in the mouth), let alone the fact that i don't enjoy the taste of fat (either cooked soft or hard) - the one exception being whatever it is that comes out of large cooked bones along with the marrow (i think it's fat but i'm not sure) on bread mmmm
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