When Lazy Met Lard

mothershelper-with-creditGreat minds do think alike, right? Especially when they’re LAZY minds. We were just getting ready to remind you guys that, here in the middle of the stressful holiday pie season, that Flying Pigs farm makes truly kick-ass frozen pie crusts made of King Arthur flour, Ronnymilk Dairy butter and their own lard, captured to the left by our photo editor Michael Harlan Turkell (and sold at greenmarket stalls on Saturdays at both Union Square and Grand Army Plaza in Park Slope, Brooklyn). But it looks like Adam Roberts, aka the Amateur Gourmet, beat us to it, blogging a nice little bit on the crusts and their tastiness atop an apple pie: “Not only could I feel good about this lard on an ethical level, but I could feel good about it on a lazy person level: they put it in the pie crust for you!”

Well A.G., we couldn’t have said it better ourselves, and we’re not just complimenting your work because you mentioned you’d found the lardy love by reading the current issue of Edible Manhattan. (Or because we go way back, thanks to some bodega beans.) And we also have an answer to your question: “I never know if I’m stealing an Edible Manhattan when I remove it from a coffee shop or store. Usually there’s a price on top of it, but they’re stacked up next to The Onion and the Onion’s free, right?” Yes, it is free in many places, so if you see a copy, grab one while you can. But, and we looove this option, you can always buy it at Whole Foods, Barnes & Noble and other magazine shops. And if you choose to subscribe, or just send us a dollar or two every time you read one, we certainly wouldn’t mind. Hey, we might even bake you a pie.