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Lard Lard$8.00

Lard is pig fat in both its rendered and unrendered forms. Lard was commonly used in many cuisines as a cooking fat or shortening, or as a spread similar to butter.[3] Its use in contemporary cuisine has diminished, but many contemporary cooks and bakers still favor it over other fats for select uses.[4] The culinary qualities of lard vary somewhat depending on the part of the pig from which the fat was taken and how the lard was processed.



Chorizo Chorizo$8.99

Chorizo (Spanish) or chouriço (Portuguese) is a term originating in the Iberian Peninsula encompassing several types of pork sausages. Traditionally, chorizo is encased in natural casings made from intestines, a method used since Roman times.

Chorizo can be a fresh sausage, in which case it must be cooked before eating. In Europe, it is more frequently a fermented, cured, smoked sausage.

Chuck roast (pot roast) Chuck roast (pot roast)$6.99

Chuck steak is a cut of beef and is part of the sub primal cut known as the chuck. The typical chuck steak is a rectangular cut, about 1" thick and containing parts of the shoulder bones, and is often known as a "7-bone steak," as the shape of the shoulder bone in cross section resembles the numeral '7'. This cut is usually grilled or broiled; a thicker version is sold as a "7-bone roast" or "chuck roast" and is usually cooked.

Pork loin chops (sale!) Pork loin chops (sale!)$10.99

A pork chop is just a pork chop, right? Well, there's actually more than one cut out there! Depending on what you buy, this popular cut of meat may be tender, mild-tasting, and only need quick cooking; or it can be tough and need braising but be extremely flavorful at the end.

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Dirt -- Why You Should Care About It

I checked out Dirt! The Movie this week, as part of my (very lengthy) self-education project. I'm trying to better understand how small- and large-scale agriculture vary, how plants and animals grow, and the way our eating habits influence the world at large. I'm not an ecologist or a farmer, by any means, so every documentary or book I pick up helps me connect the dots.

It turns out that when you get down, quite literally, to ground-level biology, the importance of sustainable, small-scale agriculture is even more apparent than when you look at it from a consumer's perspective. Dirt does an excellent job of explaining the science without getting a viewer lost in the sauce. I could have done without the animated soil dudes (kids might appreciate them, though!).  Still, there's a litany of critical information in there that people need to know.

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