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, as we all know, pigs = delicious.) Yes, it’s saturated fat. But consider that vegetable shortening, which is perceived as being better for you, actually contains as much saturated fat and more trans fat than lard.
I don’t usually use lard because it has a very distinct flavour that doesn’t agree with some fillings. Having said that, a lard-based crust for a peach pie is nothing short of magical.