Spanish name for beef fat for tallow

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Adobehead

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Hi All,
I want to render some tallow to use in place of palm in my soap but have forgotten how to ask for the fat at the butcher here in México where I live. I got some that he referred to as "rinionada" but it is not behaving the way I expected. There is another word that I knew a few years ago but have forgotten if you know it, I would love to be reminded.
Laurel
 

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I looked it up on Google translate and it said “ Sebo” (e pronounced like “a” as in “hay”) and referred to as “el sebo.” Sirtim might have more to say.
 

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duh! that's it! I remember now! What a difference between the stuff in the photo, white, fluffy, unscented and abundant compared to yesterday's yellow grease in a thin layer. Thank YOU! Going to write this down now.

And if you want lye in México, it's called "sosa". I use that much more often so I don't forget.
Laurel
 
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duh! that's it! I remember now! What a difference between the stuff in the photo, white, fluffy, unscented and abundant compared to yesterday's yellow grease in a thin layer. Thank YOU! Going to write this down now.

And if you want lye in México, it's called "sosa". I use that much more often so I don't forget.
Laurel
When I looked up rinionada, I found rinonada associated with pictures of steak. The tallow looks great!
 

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Linguists tip: When I forget vocabulary - I describe it as best I can, for example 'grasa de vaca' (fat of cow). I even resort to making sounds if i forget the name of something - eg cow = moo moo. lol.
Point to note - if I recall correctly, a bird going 'tweet tweet' in English is actually going 'pio pio' in Spanish (or maybe that's in Japanese....?)
 

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Here sebo is anything greasy like.. Congealed fat we skim off the tops of dishes we cook, balms as in "sebo de (insert whatever it's made of)" lol

And I just remembered.. We were laughing at my toddler just the other day coz he knows roosters say "cock a doodle doo" and I'm not even sure I got the spelling right lol.. And he asked an elderly neighbor and he answered "titilaok" haha

Languages. Fun stuff..
 
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