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By Joanne Hay

Rendered fat can be used for frying, deep frying, basting baked foods, in pie crusts, straight on bread as well as in cosmetics. Animal fats were traditionally used in soaps and detergents. A much better option than palm oil which, grown in monocrops by big brother agribusinesses, is destroying rainforest, displacing thousands of native people and and endangering animals the world over.

Lots of animal fat rendering recipies including some I’ve never heard of here: How to Render and Store Traditional Animal Fats.

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Make Your Own Lard

Believe it or not, it’s good for you

by Lynn Siprelle

“… North American culture is so fat-phobic we demonize some of the very foods that are best for us, and among those foods is homemade lard. The store stuff isn’t worth bothering with; it’s hydrogenated to make it shelf-stable. What I’m talking about is lard from the fat of well-raised pigs, not factory farmed pigs. To get it, you’re going to have to make it yourself. Luckily, that’s not hard.”

Continue reading here: Make Your Own Lard | The New Homemaker.

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