Definition: Barding is a technique for cooking meats where the meat is wrapped in a layer of fat before cooking it. Pork fatback is commonly used for barding, although bacon is sometimes used for barding as well.
Barding maintains the moisture of the meat while it cooks and helps keep it from overcooking. Barding tends to be employed when roasting meats, although meats that are to be braised can also be barded.
See also: Larding