Whole hog

Posted by Anita on 08.15.06 8:01 AM

tamales (c)2006 AECThe amount of lard seems high, but [Diana] Kennedy says much of it falls into the water or is absorbed in the husks. “Pork lard, please, no substitutes,” she says. “Anyone who can’t eat lard should not be eating tamales.”

Grand Dame of Mexican Cuisine, San Francisco Chronicle, 08.09.06

She’s got 80+ years behind her, so you figure the girl must know a little bit about making do. Of course, she’s widely known as a curmudgeon’s curmudgeon, but in this age of soy cheese and Semi-Homemade, it’s a treat to hear someone say a food’s not worth eating if you don’t do it right.

cooking, Mexican



Comment by Rocky

Mmmmmmmmmm, lard. A lack of lard in tamales is completely wrong.

Posted on 08.15.06 at 12:13PM

Comment by sam

if i can live to 80 on a diet of pork lard I will be a very happy woman.

Posted on 08.15.06 at 7:08PM

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