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hi do you like fat food?


Joined Feb 20, 2014
Hi All

I live in Maine, have a small farm and love pork fat! I love ukranian/russian smoked fat back! American bacon has too much meat in it. I remember (when I lived in russia) that we would throw chicken breast in the trash (to the dog) and eat leg quaters (much tastier), also pork chops were so much more expensive then beef steaks! WE ate a lot of fat and didn't even come close to the size the average american is on fat -free food.

I don't like fat-free food. I eat a lot of fat (but only fat fish like salmon, raw porkfat and butter also raw milk). I teach nutrition at local universities (but only the staff that is approved for teaching, like the value of soy protein and fat-free sugar-loaded food) and like my food to be different and close to paleo diet. I'm fit and trim, not overweight and I think it's because I eat a lot of fat (but only natural, not fried (that creates cancer) and not artificial fat (like transfats).

I hope I can learn how to make smoked fatback.

I'm glad to find a community that appreciates good food.

gary s

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Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   
[/h3][h1]  [/h1][h1]Gary[/h1]


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Joined May 12, 2013
Hello and Welcome to our addiction.  A word of warning: There is no 12 step program for this one!  Many good folk here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  As I am sure you know your diet also has to do with the climate you are in.  As you said when you lived in Russia you ate a lot of fatty foods. yet you are still fit and trim.  American Inuits eat seal and whale fat.  In the colder climates your body needs the extra calories to burn to keep you warm.  I am from south Texas and find I eat quite a bit more salt than folks here in England.  In the summer back home many companies provided salt tablets for health reasons.  The type of fat you ingest of course makes a difference to your health.  You are lucky you have moved to Maine, still fairly cold there by my standards.  When you move from hot and sunny south Tx. to cold and rainy England you start having a problem.  I don't sweat here.  Problem is that my taste buds still say It needs more salt.  I have to watch my salt intake.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!


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