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The best (scientifically unsanctioned) ways to celebrate the recent findings that a low-fat diet ain’t all that.

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(1.) Lardo Pizza (pictured) at Otto: Melting-thin strips of pure pork fat as the ultimate pizza topping.

(2.) Fresh (uncured) bacon at Gramercy Tavern: This braised-and-grilled pork belly is all salty, unctuous goodness.

(3.) Chopped liver mixed with schmaltz (liquid chicken fat) and gribenes (crispy fried chicken skin) at Sammy’s Roumanian: For when plain old chopped liver won’t do.

(4.) Red-cooked pork with chestnuts at Grand Sichuan Int’l: Chunky cubes of meat glazed with a rich, syrupy sauce. Ask for them “extra fatty.”

(5.) Fatty duck at Fatty Crab: It’s brined, steamed, and cut into meaty hunks, then deep-fried like a batch of doughnuts.


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