Monday, October 11, 2010

Kale's Mangalitsa Tattoo

I saw on twitter that someone had gotten a Mangalitsa tattoo. As the caption explains, "when he flexes it gets fatter."

I called up the restaurant, Travail Kitchen and Amusements, and talked to Kale, the tattoo owner.

He said he'd used our stuff at Binkley's in Arizona. Foods in Season had delivered it to him. He's a huge fan of the stuff. He called it the "Wagyu of pork."

I told him I'd send him some complimentary products. I'm hoping I can get a photo that shows his tattoo and our products with logo.

It has taken a few years to get here, but we've finally got people putting drawings of our pigs on their bodies.

The whole business is so tangible. Pigs are big animals. We kill the pigs and have big hunks of meat and fat. Guys like Kale turn that into food that we eat and enjoy (hopefully a lot!). Some people like Kale make it even more physical and tattoo the pigs onto their skin.


Anonymous said...

I love it!

Portland Charcuterie Project said...

Great Pic!!

I'm ready to try some mangalitsa this winter... I've made some beautiful lardo in the past, but none of the pork I can access can compare to yours!!


Heath said...

Todd, if you can't get any, how do you really know its better than what you can get?

Also, can't you call 573-486-2086, talk to Pam, and order? She'll send it to you.

Portland Charcuterie Project said...

Ok.. I'll order some :-)

Just a bit busy lately.. I'll do a Mangalitsa coppa and lardo


Heath said...

I think you'll want to order a neck and some fatback.

With previously-frozen meat (e.g the neck), you should reduce the time in salt, or the final product will have too much salt in it.