In praise of lard

Yes, that’s right, lard.  As Regina Schrambling at Slate explains, lard isn’t quite as terrible health-wise as we’ve been led to believe.  She even makes an environmental case for it.

I hadn’t realised until reading this article that shortening is to lard as margarine is to butter (I feel like an SAT test question with that), and I found it very interesting because my mother only uses margarine, even when she’s baking…but always uses lard.

As someone who always has lard in the fridge (which frequently gets disgusted reactions from friends), I feel vindicated.

– Anna


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