Around the Pittsburgh and Cleveland areas during the depression, pork and veal offcuts were cheaper than chicken, leading to "city chicken" a breaded stick of pork and veal that was fried up like chicken. polishhousewife.com/city-…
The 2010s Bacon Craze Was Started By The Pork Industry deadspin.com/you-like-bac…
In 828 Venice needed a new patron saint, they managed to discretely steal the body of St. Mark in Alexandria from the Abbasid Caliphate by hiding him in a shipment labeled β€˜Pork’ so that the guards (who followed Islam) wouldn’t be able to open it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Today I learned of Sila Sutharat, a roadside vendor in Phetchaburi, Thailand, who for 20 years has used a grill made of 1,000 mirrors to focus sunlight to cook chicken and pork. A chicken cooks in about 12 minutes. bangkokpost.com/learning/…
Oklahoma is the only state to have an official state meal (not just a state food). It consists of squash, cornbread, fried okra, BBQ pork, grits, biscuits, sausage and gravy, corn, chicken-fried steak, black-eyed peas, strawberries, and pecan pie. okgazette.com/oklahoma/ok…
Vladimir The Great, Prince of Kiev, considered converting from Paganism to Islam. He sent envoys to study Islam, but upon Learning that Islam forbade alcohol and pork, he got baptized himself and baptized Kiev Rus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vla…
Cincinnati was known as Porkopolis due to its being a center of the pork industry in the 19th century. cincinnatimagazine.com/ci…
Waffle House was founded when a restaurant manager and a real-estate agent met during the purchase of a house. They became friends and went into business together. Waffle House claims to be the world's largest seller of waffles, ham, pork chops, grits, and T-bone steaks, and 2% of all US eggs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waf…
HMS Porcupine was blown in half by a German torpedo, the two halves were towed back to the UK and recommissioned as two ships; HMS Pork and HMS Pine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS…
According to the testimony of people who have eaten other people, the taste of human meat does not reflect its beef-like appearance. Serial killers and Polynesian cannibals have described human as being most akin to pork. The taste also depends on how it is prepared and what cut is sampled. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Vindaloo (curry) originated from Portuguese sailors, carne de vinha d'alhos ("meat in garlic wine marinade"). The basic structure of the dish was "preserved" raw ingredients, packed in wooden barrels of layers of pork & garlic, soaked in red wine. This was "Indianized" by the local Goan cooks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
Oklahoma and Louisiana both have an official state meal; The official state meal of Oklahoma consists of fried okra, cornbread, barbecue pork, squash, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, chicken fried steak, pecan pie, and black-eyed peas. statesymbolsusa.org/symbo…
Boar Taint is a foul odor/taste in Pork products that affects 1 in 5 male pigs. Most people can sense it when present and it puts some eaters off Pork forever. It derives from uncastrated male pigs hitting puberty. Smelly pig. kb.rspca.org.au/knowledge…
Rapper Ice Cube converted to Islam in the mid-1990s. This is why, in his song "It Was A Good Day", his momma cooked the breakfast with no hog - because Muslims don't eat pork. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
Jackfruit is one of the biggest food trends among vegetarians, vegans and even meat lovers. While it is technically a fruit, its consistency is similar to that of chicken or pork today.com/food/what-jackf…
Cannibals call humans β€œlong pig” due to the sweet, pork-like flavor that they say is characteristic of human flesh. businessinsider.com/10-th…
The creators of Spam sued Jim Henson Productions for using the name "Spa'am" for one of Muppet Treasure Island's pig characters. The judge dismissed the suit after trial for failure to prove damages, noting, "one might think Hormel would welcome the association with a genuine source of pork." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mup…
Pozole, a traditional soup with hominy, used to be prepared with human meat. After the Conquest cannibalism was banned and pork was used instead because of its similarities to human meat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poz…
Today I learned of Mettigel, a German dish prepared by garnishing raw pork to look like a hedgehog. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
Had it not been for the Norman Conquest of 1066, the English we speak today would have been much different and more restrictive. The merging of Old English and Norman French led to Modern English being sort of hybrid of the two, giving another shade of meaning to words such as "swine" vs "pork". geoffboxell.tripod.com/wo…
During the Norman rule of England, the French language influenced English tremendously. Most of it were related to posh topics, notably cuisine. The words 'cow', 'pig', and 'sheep' are of Saxon origin, but the words 'beef', 'pork', and 'mutton' are of French origin. thedailymeal.com/eat/why-…
The average age of a pig sent to be processed as pork is six months old goneoutdoors.com/how-old-…
In 2017 Glastonbury Festival had to add pineapples to their list of contraband following the success of Glass Animals and their song Pork Soda, which contained the lyric "Pineapples are in my head" and caused fans to bring the fruit to live performances en masse bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-eng…
People can be allergic to pork, and it's often referred to as Pork-Cat Syndrome because it's often related to cat allergies. nyallergy.com/pork-allerg…
Otto von Bismarck challenged a scientist to a duel, but backed out after learning that his opponent choose to fight with two pork sausages, one infected with roundworm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rud…
Today I learned of Iron Age pigs, a cross between wild boar and domestic pig, first developed for a BBC documentary to mirror the type of pig represented by prehistoric art works of the Iron Age in ancient Europe. They are now raised for their meat with a distinctive gamey pork flavour. pocketfarm.co.uk/iron-age…
McDonalds brings the mcrib when pork prices are down on commodities markets businessinsider.com/the-m…
Alcatraz had some of the best food in the federal prison system including chili dogs, butter-drenched potatoes, pork chops, biscuits and gravy & banana pudding because the warden believed β€œmost trouble in prison is caused by bad food.” The prison staff ate the same food as the prisoners. bonappetit.com/entertaini…
That, after the Norman Conquest of England, nobles referred to the meat they ate in French, but the peasants who raised animals for meat referred to them in Anglo-Saxon. This is why modern English has words such as beef and pork for meat, but cow and pig for the animals it comes from. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
Pork fat is ranked 8th among top 100 most nutritious foods, just below Swiss chard 7th, Pumpkin seeds 6th, and then Chia seeds 5th. asiaone.com/health/pork-f…
Today I learned about Robert Pickton the Pig Farmer Killer who confessed to murdering 49 women 83-2002. There’s even speculation that he ground his victims up with pork and sold it to the public. He said he was disappointed that he didn’t get to 50 women and was caught because he was β€œsloppy”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Today I learned of the word "Charcuterie" which is the branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products, such as bacon, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, ballotines, pΓ’tΓ©s, and confit, primarily from pork. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Human Flesh Tastes Like Pork spiegel.de/international/…
Today I learned about the 1838 Aroostook War or Pork and Beans War, between the US and UK, in which the only injuries were 2 Canadian militiamen, who were attacked by a bear en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aro…
"farm-to-table" restaurants are lying about almost everything down to the names of local farmer purveyors, and serving farmed Asian pollock as Alaskan wild-caught, drug-addled feedlot cattle as grass-fed, and, worst of all for those following dietary customs, swapping cheaper pork for veal. eater.com/2016/7/14/12179…
In 2005 an Australian magazine ran a competition to rename kangaroo meat (e.g. Pig -> Pork). Candidates included "kangarly", "marsupan", and "jumpmeat"; with the winner being "australus". theage.com.au/national/au…
The words β€˜Pork’ and β€˜Beef’ are French, while β€˜Pig’ and β€˜Cow’ are Anglo-Saxon because the Anglo-Saxons took care of the animals, while the French ate the meat. learningenglish.voanews.c…
Buddha's last meal was pork en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gau…
Oklahoma's state meal is chicken-fried steak, barbecued pork, fried okra, squash, cornbread, grits, corn, sausage with biscuits and gravy, black-eyed peas, strawberries, and pecans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In 2006 a wine-tasting robot confirmed that human flesh tastes like pork (especially bacon) engadget.com/2006/09/29/n…
Per kilogram, asparagus has a larger carbon footprint than pork or veal theplate.nationalgeograph…
China has a strategic pork reserve which is similar to the United States strategic petroleum reserve. cnbc.com/id/100795405
Gelatin is a yellowish, odorless, and nearly tasteless substance that is made by prolonged boiling of skin, cartilage, and bones from animals. It's made primarily from the stuff meat industries have left over β€” pork skins, horns, and cattle bones. popsugar.com/fitness/Gela…
Satirical news site 'The Onion' was almost "...Sued out of existence" in 1996 by Janet Jackson. The article that prompted the lawsuit? "Dying Boy Gets Wish: To Pork Janet Jackson." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There is a traditional dish in the United Kingdom called "faggots," which are meatballs made from minced off-cuts and offal, especially pork (traditionally pig's heart, liver, and fatty belly meat or bacon) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fag…
China produces about 48% of the world's pork supply but only accounts for 3% of pork export pork.org/facts/stats/u-s-…
Serbia has the highest per-capita consumption of pork pork.org/facts/stats/u-s-…
Trident chewing gum contains pork en.dailypakistan.com.pk/v…
Pork can be pink in the center and still be safe to eat npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…

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