October 30th, 2004


lard substitute?

okay some of you might know about the holiday called "dia de los muertos" that comes around halloween time. its kinda like the hispanic equivalent.
well, there is a kind of bread that is made for this holiday called "pan de muerto" and i would really really like to make it, but it calls for both butter and* lard in a really old, tried and true, traditional recipe.

ordinarily i'd just substitute the lard for a margarine, but i really want this to be as close as possible to the real thing, considering i haven't had any in YEARS [and i used to love it soooo much].
PLUS my grandfather wants to try the vegan version after i make it.

so does anybody know what i can use as a substitute for lard? i'm not all that sure of what it does* in a recipe to even think about what might be good to use.

thanks :)
On the ferry

Green gaucho pasta

Here's a recipe I just put together. The gaucho part comes from the fact that the seasonings my imitation of a product I used to buy at a farmers' market, which was sold as a traditional Andean condiment, and that it packs a yummy punch.

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(If you're looking for a way to use up the rest of that huge bunch of cilantro before it goes bad, this is your answer)