Sweet Beat: Boccalone Lard Shortbread from Humphry Slocombe
Humphry owner Jake Godby uses lard from Boccalone Salumeria for these. You won't find a crumblier cookie outside the self-serve case at the panaderia -- break one and it shatters into a wrack of breadcrumb-sized pieces. The flavor is delicate, teetering on the edge of not-quite-sweet-enough, with the softest hit of rosemary (we're pretty sure it helps mask any lingering pork-fat taste). Slip one to you favorite lard skeptic (but not a vegetarian -- that'd be straight-up cruel) and behold the transformation.