Fat Frenzy

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And heres another mouthwatering video: Ignacio Mattos of Il Buco turning giant slabs of Bev Eggleston fatback into lardo. According to the accompanying Wall Street Journal piece, salo is also available upon special request at Il Buco: It melts into a buttery pool as the mouth produces a tide of saliva. The heart quickens. Theres even science to back up that claim: Studies have discovered that when fat is on the tongue the body releases endorphins, which creates an elated mood. Consider it a digestive orgasm. [WSJ]