Options for winter fuel are put to the test at a fat fete

Duck fat plus duck confit fat on bread The writer recently sampled a variety of fats on bread. Pictured: duck fat plus duck confit fat on bread. (Globe Photo / Erik Jacobs)
By John Burgess
Globe Staff / January 2, 2008

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Our waistlines may be appealing for restraint, but demon appetite, with its sharp little pitchfork, seems to prod us ever harder this time of year. We have barely begun winter; we still face its cold dark heart, and our atavistic selves feel the need of caloric stockpiling. In more traditional societies, we would be guiltlessly girding ourselves with bacon and ... (Full article: 1569 words)

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