7 Reasons to Eat More Saturated Fat

Tim Ferris is best known for his book The Four Hour Workweek, which introduced the world to what he calls "lifestyle design". The idea is that people grow up hearing all kinds of advice about how they should live their lives, but no one ever experiments to see which advice is actually useful. So that's exactly what he does. … [Read more...]

Chili-cheese fries cooked in beef tallow

Fries used to be cooked in beef tallow. They were crispy golden pieces of goodness. Restaurants liked tallow because they could use the same tallow for a month as long as they didn't burn anything and they kept it clean. Then the food police decided frying in beef tallow was bad for us. Ask them for the medical studies proving any connection between animal fats and heart disease and all they have is a study where they force-fed rabbits -- vegetarians without the ability to process animal fats … [Read more...]

How to render and store bacon fat

Not too long ago the average housewife would have been amazed at how wasteful we are, throwing out all that great bacon fat. After all it's a rendered fat, just like lard or tallow, suitable for cooking and use in recipes. I followed the lead of someone who's done more research and started keeping mine. It's really easy to keep, and much better than vegetable oil for frying. … [Read more...]