Lard takes a grandmotherly approach to cooking with this delicious pig fat with hearty, old-fashioned recipes, including the well known classics like fried chicken, biscuits, and pie crusts. But we also learn how lard can be a delicious cooking fat for meat and vegetables, how it adds richness to homemade noodles, and how it can take a chocolate chip cookie to a whole other level!
• Who wrote it: The editors of Grit Magazine
• Who published it: Andrews McMeel Publishing
• Number of recipes: Over 150, with 24 photographs
• Recipes for right now: Homemade Flour Tortillas; June Cleaver's Cookies; British Pasties; Cherry Pe (soon!); Rhubarb Pudding Cake; Jam Cupcakes; Strawberry Soda Pop Cake; Rhubarb Surprise.
• Other highlights: Three full-color photograph sections; conversion and equivalent charts; resource listings; testimonials; free one-year subscription to Grit Magazine using the coupon in the back of the book.
• Who would enjoy this book? People who like classic, country-style cooking; people who want to learn more about how to cook with lard; readers of Grit Magazine and other rural lifestyle focused publications.
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother's Secret Ingredients
Related: Do You Bake With Lard?
(Images: Dana Velden)