For the third time since I started writing about food, a reader is asking where to find caul fat, the uniquely textured lipid from around animal kidneys.
This week's caul request comes from the infrequent Bites commenter manintheyellowhat. Manintheyellowhat wants to make some multi-day, multi-step European thing that calls for pork caul fat, but beef will do. I saw caul fat recently -- I believe at the halal butcher shop in the strip where Elysian Fields meets Nolensville Road. But it may also have been at the Mexican-owned market on Charlotte, or the halal butcher on Thompson Lane near St. Edwards.
Anyone have a confirmed sighting of caul fat, beef or pork?