Wednesday, November 11, 2009

19th Century is the New Black

They'd eat Mangalitsa from Wooly Pigs.

There's an article in the New York Times about how 19th century fashions have returned to popularity. Tweeds, bowlers and all sorts of clothes that most of us only know from pictures are fashionable again.

When I saw the images from the article, I was reminded that the Mangalitsa hasn't changed much. Since 1833, it has been an extreme lard-type breed.

The popular breeds have all changed with the times, becoming leaner and less flavorful, to the point that the Mangalitsa is in a category of its own as the most juicy, flavorful, satisfying breed of pig.

Donauschwaben with their pigs. Note the clothing.

Hungarians with fat Mangalitsa pigs. More fashionable clothing.

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