Q. What is lard?
Asks Sara in Lille.
A. Despite your question only being three words long, I am a kindly soul (sometimes) and I am feeling generous so I will give you three answers!
#1. Not for vegetarians.
#3. I think the answer you are really looking for is that lard is a fat rendered from pigs, usually from around the loin and kidneys. It’s also (perhaps surprisingly) healthier than butter with 20% less saturated fat, and is brilliant for cooking all sorts of things because it has a high smoke point.