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Old 06-02-2012, 08:28 AM   #41
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No, I meant scoped out those things you would normally buy and compare the prices. Some you will find are more expensive (of course) but sometimes you can find something you normally use at a cheaper or comparable price, or only pennies more for a better product (less additives).

Like I don't mind spending the extra 5 cents a can for Glen Muir Tomatoes at our WF-type store (locally owned) if it keeps me out of Wal-mart.
I have never been to Walmarts. It is too far away from my home and would require a car to get there. Son #1 has an account there. He buys his work clothes there and underwear. No groceries. If I need something and he is going there he will pick something up for me. Other than than that I have no need for Walmarts.

I find their practices against women and other minorities unacceptable. They have too many issues that they need to address. Therefor, I will not contribute to their practices for any purchases that I can find elsewhere. Even if it cost more. In spite of the many lawsuits that have been filed against them, they have not learned their lessons. If my son chooses to shop there and pick me up an article on his own, that is his business. I don't tell others how or where to spend their money. And I don't expect them the adopt or practice my beliefs.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:08 AM   #42
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Weirdly, they are strangely ignorant of anything outside their wheelhouse though. I was there last week and asked the meat counter if they had guancale and no one behind the counter knew what it was. ???
I Googled and couldn't figure out what it was from the search results. I did find, "if you know your guancale from your pancetta get in touch couple of vacancies to fill" as a twitter post, https://twitter.com/ChefAlexTyndall/...24016483360768.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #43
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Guanciale is salt cured pork cheeks.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:59 AM   #44
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Guanciale is salt cured pork cheeks.
Thank you. I am going to pass on that one. But feel free to have my share. I am not an adventurous eater.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:39 AM   #45
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Thank you. I am going to pass on that one. But feel free to have my share. I am not an adventurous eater.
Addie, it's very similar to panchetta which is unsmoked seasoned bacon.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:50 AM   #46
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Yeah, not all that different from dry-cured ham, either... except it comes from the kissable end of the pig.
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Addie, it's very similar to panchetta which is unsmoked seasoned bacon.
In that case I might try it as long you don't tell me what part of the animal it comes from.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:46 AM   #48
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Guanciale is salt cured pork cheeks.
It's a very traditional ingredient for carbonara pastas.
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It's a very traditional ingredient for carbonara pastas.
Pancetta works just fine. I'm betting that for every "traditional" recipe using guanciale, there are an equal number that use pancetta.
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Pancetta works just fine. I'm betting that for every "traditional" recipe using guanciale, there are an equal number that use pancetta.
No question. Around here they also use bacon.
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