I live in Philadelphia. I wanted to make pie (apples, pears, and golden raisins) a couple of weeks ago, and my Mama always taught me that real pie crust is made with lard. (I make good pie crust, but Mama's is sublime.) Went to three grocery stores (all chains) and couldn't find lard anywhere. Even at the place with the fairly large ethnic foods section the staff looked at me as if I'd grown a second head when I asked. Had to settle for veg shortning and butter. NOT the same.
So. Anyone know where I can get real lard? Thanks!