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6 Oct

Contest: Two Days of Grokfeasts

The Prize:

Lardo. What’s lardo? It’s delicious, precious, raw seasoned pork back fat from Mangalitsa pigs. You can slice it and eat it plain. You can melt it into a meal. It makes for a great, calorie dense snack if you’re a constant hiker. The winner of today’s contest will win four blocks of lardo, courtesy of Heath Putnam Farms. That’s roughly four pounds artisan pig fat in an assortment of seasonings (raw, garlic & oregano, Hungarian sweet paprika, black pepper and juniper berries). For the pig connoisseur, Mangalitsa pigs – also known as wooly pigs – are a lard-type swine. Their fat has such a light texture that it can be whipped like cream. If you’re looking for a new pork experience well beyond the joys of bacon, learn more about the wonders of the Wooly Pig, and check out Heath Putnam’s Wooly Pigs Blog.

The Contest:

The 30-Day Challenge began with a call to host a Grokfeast. Twenty Seven groups took up the challenge. Today and tomorrow I’ll be posting the highlights of those wild, crazy times. Pit barbecues, loincloths, gooey Primal birthday cakes, dinosaurs on fire, LARP spears, treasure maps, giant carp, recipes, videos, pics… today you get to  see what people around the world do and eat when they decide to be Primal together. And to win this contest you need to leave a comment on any one of the twenty-seven Grokfeast submission posts. I’ve already posted several, and there plenty more to come; you’re entered once for every separate Grokfeast post you leave a comment on. That means you can enter a total of twenty seven times. A winner will be chosen at random.

Be sure to stop by on Friday to vote on your favorite Grokfeast. The stakes are high, as an entire grassfed cow goes to the winning team!

The Deadline:

October 8, 8:00 a.m. PST.

Who is Eligible:

Because it’s consumable, only U.S. residents can win the lardo. A substitute prize of equal value will be awarded to an international winner.

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. Other than than cow, this might be the most exciting prize yet!

    Larry wrote on October 6th, 2010
  2. ooooh lardo, nom nom nom. very similar to the russian “salo” nom nom nom

    Maria wrote on October 6th, 2010
  3. Mmmmm, Back Fat!!

    MatthewM wrote on October 6th, 2010
  4. Mmmmmm all the fat without all the annoying meat parts

    Real wrote on October 6th, 2010
  5. I think you need to change the name of this blog to “Mark’s Daily Apples”. 😉

    Tuck wrote on October 6th, 2010
  6. I grokneed it!! Wish me look!!

    Adin wrote on October 6th, 2010
  7. wow..grokneed? really?

    James wrote on October 6th, 2010
  8. The pig is always fattier on the other side.

    Lindsay wrote on October 6th, 2010
  9. wooooooooooooooooooo

    goneprimal wrote on October 6th, 2010
  10. Wgy can’t all pigs be Wooly?

    goneprimal wrote on October 6th, 2010
  11. Oh, gosh, I think this one’s testing the limits of my primality. There are various other prizes (mostly in the fitness category) that I wasn’t quite sure how I would use but was eager to give it a try. But I think I need a few more years on primal before I’d covet a slab of fat!

    Won’t it be funny if this is the one I win? Off to comment on a video….

    Liz Chalmers wrote on October 6th, 2010
  12. Um, I’d like to say that I LOVE that the slab of pig fat is sitting on a pig shaped cutting board. Is that part of the prize too??

    Erin wrote on October 6th, 2010
  13. Never had lardo… but I feel with my deep love of all things pork, this may be something I require. I think I may order some of the contest is not in my favor…

    tara tootie wrote on October 6th, 2010
  14. a Wooly Pig?? now that sounds very primal & paleo. Could one live here way up high in the rockies? I bet lardo spred on primal crackers is delish :p

    Peggy wrote on October 6th, 2010
  15. Yummy! I’ve never had Lardo…but pork is soooo tasty.

    James wrote on October 6th, 2010
  16. Oh, that looks amazing!

    Emily wrote on October 6th, 2010
  17. My family is from Belarus and lardo (salo) is a staple food over there (also in Ukraine). My dad calls it white gold. Was unable to find it in US up until i saw this post. I did some in the russian store before, but it’s hard to find and it sold for $20 per lb. Thank you for the link! Just ordered 2 lb.

    It is traditionally sliced up and eaten with veggies and a slice of dark bread to cut the richness of the lardo (and a shot of vodka) :). Going to be a bit hard to eat this stuff without the dark bread. Maybe I’ll make it my little cheat day.

    Alexey wrote on October 7th, 2010
  18. Oh man. I love lardo. I bought this from Heath at the West Seattle farmer’s market awhile back. The smoked paprika variety was the best.

    Cpt. Supermarket wrote on October 7th, 2010
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    ijah wrote on March 16th, 2012

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