Tag Archives: lard

Strawberry rhubarb pie. Leaf lard crust. Divine.

This post is totally not chocolate-related, but it’s officially summer (even the sun knows it, finally!) and the farmers market is full of goodies. Like strawberries and rhubarb. And pig fat. I’ve spoken with the lovely Kate McDermott before about her wondrous pies. Kate makes The World’s Best Pie, as...

Pi(e) day: 2 days to go!

Whatever mixture of fats you use in your pie crust, here’s a rule of thumb: keep it cold. Keep shortening in the freezer until you need it, and butter/lard in the fridge until you need it. Trying to incorporate warm, soft fat into a pie crust will only result in...

Pi(e) day: 3 days to go!

Dining Out for Life is this Thursday, March 12, 2009. More than 200 restaurants will donate 25% of their food proceeds to A Loving Spoonful and Friends For Life. I’ll be at the Cascade Room. Where will you dine? Lard gets a bad rap. Yes, it’s rendered from pigs. (But,...