Pastured Pork Fat
Clean Pork back fat, in 3 pound vac packs.
Pork fat used to be the food foundation of nations. Long before canola, soybean and corn oil, lard or fat from the humble porcine provided a vehicle for everything from pies to pudding. It can be again, in this pastured form, essentially a resurrection of pork fat the way it had been for millenia. Civilizations thrived on this fat. You can too. And while you do, you can reflect on the irony that all other pork fat in western society is simply poison. This is raw fresh back fat; it needs rendering, so render away! In 3 pound vac packs.
One of the nicest things we do with these lovelies is strip them raw into 1 inch lengths, and place them on the grill over a hardwood smoke. Turn them as grill marks appear; then, dice up and and place in a hot dutch oven with onions and garlic; caramelize; then add soaked and mostly drained beans, maple syrup, honey and red pepper to taste. Simmer in a covered dutch next to the fire or in the oven for 3 hours, and live the bean dream with sumptuous smoked fat chunks like cowboy did in the days of old. Stand down, Bush and VanCamps. You hold no candle.