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October 06, 2010

Contest: Two Days of Grokfeasts

By Mark Sisson
19 Comments

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.

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19 Comments on "Contest: Two Days of Grokfeasts"

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Larry
Larry
5 years 11 months ago

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

Maria
Maria
5 years 11 months ago

ooooh lardo, nom nom nom. very similar to the russian “salo” nom nom nom

MatthewM
5 years 11 months ago

Mmmmm, Back Fat!!

Real
Real
5 years 11 months ago

Mmmmmm all the fat without all the annoying meat parts

Tuck
5 years 11 months ago

I think you need to change the name of this blog to “Mark’s Daily Apples”. 😉

Adin
5 years 11 months ago

I grokneed it!! Wish me look!!

James
James
5 years 11 months ago

wow..grokneed? really?

Lindsay
Lindsay
5 years 11 months ago

The pig is always fattier on the other side.

goneprimal
goneprimal
5 years 11 months ago

wooooooooooooooooooo

goneprimal
goneprimal
5 years 11 months ago

Wgy can’t all pigs be Wooly?

Liz Chalmers
5 years 11 months ago

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….

Erin
Erin
5 years 11 months ago

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??

tara tootie
tara tootie
5 years 11 months ago

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…

Peggy
Peggy
5 years 11 months ago

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

James
James
5 years 11 months ago

Yummy! I’ve never had Lardo…but pork is soooo tasty.

Emily
Emily
5 years 11 months ago

Oh, that looks amazing!

Alexey
Alexey
5 years 11 months ago
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… Read more »
Cpt. Supermarket
Cpt. Supermarket
5 years 11 months ago

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.

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4 years 6 months ago

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