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 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!
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.