Thursday, April 10, 2008
Below are some old photos of heavy Mangalitsa pigs.
Looks like this pig is being sold. The pig looks blissfully ignorant:
These Mangalitsa look like they've been bred to deposit the fat preferentially on their backs instead of their bellies. Just as the bacon-type hog is a life-support system for a belly, these hogs are a life support system for their fatback. at slaughter, it would typically be taken off in a sheet and cured. You can see somewhat gruesome photos of that here.
More Heavy Mangalitsa
Posted by Heath Putnam at 10:00 AM