No red-blooded American can resist these peppery, slick-crusted, meat and cheese-stuffed lard loaves...especially a hot one.
However, we're told by the grizzled old heads of the hood that the best lard bread could once be found at Cammareri Bros. on Henry and Sackett in it's pre-Naidre's, pre-Cher/Cage days. Unfortunately I missed those days. Maybe the handsome loaves at Monteleone and Cammareri successfully channel that same mid-century magic. But so far, I have not allowed myself to buy one out of dumb loyalty to Mazzola's. One of these days I suppose I should do some comparison shopping...anyone know of a really magnificent lard bread?