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#240446 - 02/02/12 06:56 PM Re: 64 year old tub of lard still edible [Re: hikermor]
Bingley Offline

Registered: 02/27/08
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
I'll bet that Tanka bars sold in "slightly used" condition have to be marked down considerably....

That sort of misapplication of distinction never fails to amuse me. Try looking up some, urh, *ahem* intimate hygiene products, and see if you'd like to buy some "slightly used" merchandise. But I guess if a tub of lard is still edible after 64 years, anything goes.

#240451 - 02/02/12 09:01 PM Re: 64 year old tub of lard still edible [Re: Arney]
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Originally Posted By: Arney
If benjammin were still around, he'd be nodding his head since he's such a big fan of pemmican. Dehydrated, ground lean meat mixed with a natural, saturated fat like lard (Actually, maybe it was another kind of fat, and not lard. I forget the recipe.)

I believe the fat is "seut", and is from around the kidneys.
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#240456 - 02/02/12 11:55 PM Re: 64 year old tub of lard still edible [Re: Mark_R]
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Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 2485
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: Mark_R
I believe the fat is "seut", and is from around the kidneys.

Ah, yes, suet. Not a word you hear much in conversation. And good for seasoning cast iron cookware, too, IIRC.

#240458 - 02/03/12 12:02 AM Re: 64 year old tub of lard still edible [Re: dougwalkabout]
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Not being a baker, I had no idea that lard and tallow were different things. I always thought tallow was the raw, unprocessed fat straight from the animal. Apparently not.

Here's what Wikipedia has to say FWIW:




I'm not sure where "tactical bacon" (can't stop laughing!) fits on this scale. But I want a couple of cans as conversation pieces, or gifts, or perhaps Christmas tree ornaments.

Edited by dougwalkabout (02/03/12 12:04 AM)

#240460 - 02/03/12 12:23 AM Re: 64 year old tub of lard still edible [Re: dougwalkabout]
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Isn't tactical bacon the result of pork barrel spending on the part of DOD?

Edited by hikermor (02/03/12 12:23 AM)
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#240461 - 02/03/12 01:03 AM Re: 64 year old tub of lard still edible [Re: dougwalkabout]
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I wonder how long fruit cake will last.

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#240462 - 02/03/12 02:21 AM Re: 64 year old tub of lard still edible [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Posts: 5296
Apparently 64 years if you make it with lard wink
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Okay, what’s your point??

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