Essentially a pantry. A larder is a cool place for storing food. A "larder" is where early Americans kept their lard (which is the fat from the abdomen of a pig that has been clarified for cooking). Larders were built on the part of the house that received least amount of sun. Preppers sometimes refer to a "deep larder," which is in reference to food storage items that can last 10-25 years. Some Preppers have buried, hidden or split larders -- all in an effort to maximize their storage efforts from looters or natural loss.
Added: Mon Feb 17 2014