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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Boccalone Set to Clean Up with Lard Soap

Posted By on Tue, May 19, 2009 at 3:45 PM

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Soon, enthusiasts of Boccalone (One Ferry Building at The Embarcadero) will have something more appropriate to rub all over their bodies than the salumeria's still-new and delectable Nduja (a Calabrian spreadable salame with addictive spice and meatiness). Owned by Incanto's Mark Pastore and Chris Cosentino (the latter set to co-star in the upcoming Food Network series Chef vs. City), Boccalone trumpets a motto of "tasty salted pig parts," and will soon debut a lard soap. That's right: lard. The pig fat is said to produce a rich, creamy, and long-lasting lather, and is a good moisturizer. It's sure to be loved and controversial at the same time. Boccalone executive VP Tatiana Graf told SFoodie the soap should be available in about three weeks.

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