For Pi Day 2022, Coast Packing is launching a new series of recipes; Lemon Meringue Pie, courtesy of Corporate Chef Greg Hozinsky

Lemon meringue pie features a flaky lard crust, courtesy of entrepreneur Greg Hozinsky

West’s leading supplier of beef lard and tallow offers exclusive new recipes showcasing animal fats at their best

Lard has the authenticity and flavor that people love, and it shows in the crust we’ve allowed people to create. “”

— Chief Greg Hozinsky

VERNON, CA, USA, March 14, 2022 / — This March 14 – “Pi Day” — it’s not really pie in the sky; it’s a lemon meringue pie that home cooks and their families can enjoy, thanks to the first in an ongoing series of unique recipes from Coast Packing Companythe largest supplier of animal fats in the western United States

The recipe, lemon meringue pie with extra flaky lard and a buttery pie crust, is a creation of Coast business chef Greg Hozinsky. With over 20 years of culinary experience, Hozinsky has worked in everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to fast casual.
“In making our Pi Day pie, we started with the right ingredients,” Hozinsky said. “Lard has the authenticity and flavor that people love, and that’s reflected in the crust we’ve allowed people to create. Our recipe guides bakers through every step, from lemon curd topping to meringue topping to the finishing touches. We are delighted to offer this Pi Day classic to start a new Coast Packing tradition.

The Pi Day Pie recipe is the first in a series of creative recipes designed by Coast for sweet and savory dishes that incorporate beef lard and tallow. Later this spring, Coast will release a series of tutorial videos on YouTube aimed at “best practices” with popular animal fats.

“Today’s smart consumers are shunning industrially produced partially hydrogenated fats in favor of minimally processed, nutritious animal fats, which are still delicious,” said Eric R. Gustafson, CEO of Coast Packing. “We like to say you can really taste the difference when using lard and suet, and Coast’s new recipe series will give consumers a new opportunity to taste for themselves.”

About Coast Packing Company

Now celebrating its 100th anniversary in business, Coast Packing Company (, a private company, is the leading supplier of animal fats – specifically beef lard and tallow – in the western United States. The company sells to major manufacturers, distributors, retailers, small catering companies and large bakeries. The company is actively involved in various ethnic markets – from Hispanic retail chains, with its VIVA brand, to various specialty Asian markets. Based in Vernon, California, Coast Packing Company is regional, national and, increasingly, global. In some cases, relationships with suppliers are multi-generational, dating back 50 years or more. Coast is a founding member of the Healthy Fats Coalition.

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Ken Greenberg
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