There's no doubt that culinary culture is having a moment. Expanding your foodie knowledge will make those steep prices at no-reservation hotspots worth the hours-long waits. Avoid menu mishaps by familiarizing yourself with these commonly misunderstood food items.
Lardo vs Lardons
These two words, of Italian and French origin respectively, both refer to pork fat, but in slightly different preparations. Lardo is thinly sliced pork fat served as one would salami, or sometimes whipped into a thick spread (sort of like páté, but without any actual meat.) Lardons are small strips of pork fat more of the bacon variety, and often come in French frisée salads alongside fried eggs. Extra ... more