The exquisite, silky lardo di Colonnata

Apr 22, 2021 214

BY: Toni Brancatisano

Many years ago, when I was living in the town of Pietrasanta, located on the coast of northern Tuscany, a friend visited from London. Sitting down in a local trattoria, she asked the waiter to surprise her with something traditional. The waiter was so pleased with this request and promised her he would bring a local delicacy! 

When the plate was placed in front of my friend, she stared at the food with a little confusion.  She then looked at me and with a horrified expression said, “Has he just given me a plateful of lard?” (in her wonderfully posh London accent). 

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