Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I found some videos on YouTube about Mangalitsa ham. It is amazing how much wealth they've got tied up in their pigs, ham inventory, facilities, etc.
Watching that first video, you can hear that they decided to import the Hungarian spelling "Mangalica" to Spain - but to pronounce it differently. I cringe every time I hear them say "manga-lee-ka". Wooly Pigs took a different approach - use a phonetic spelling.
The second video shows how the Hungarians raise their pigs, which is similar to how the Spanish raise their Iberico in Spain.
Its fun to see the very fat pigs running around, shaking like blobs of jello. As in this next video, that I made in Austria, you can see that the fat pigs hate running, and are looking for an excuse to slow down:
Here's a third video. It shares footage with the other two:
Posted by Heath Putnam at 9:27 PM