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Moe the Fat Cat

As in butter, oil or lard, or just plain greasy (other words are untuoso or oleoso). Also used for Martedi Grasso—Fat Tuesday or mardi gras. Another word you may see on lists of ingredients is lipidi.

Grasso di palma: palm oil

Grasso non saturo: unsaturated fat

Grassi polinsaturi: polyunsaturated fat

Grasso saturo: saturated fat

Grasso trans: trans fat

Grasso vegetale: vegetable fat

Senza grassi: fat free

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by Dan Perry