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justme123 | | Apr 22, 2013 10:22 AM

I have what may be a silly question. As part of our CSA farmshare, we bought a share of a pig. When we received the pork, there were some recipes included, along with cooking tips. Several times, the tips said things like 'If you have never cooked with fresh pork, it may be different than what you are used to'-but there were no specifics.
I haven't cooked with this pork yet, and I am wondering if it really is that much different than what you might but in the grocery store. Or, are they just presuming that people generally cook ham?

I have experience with pork loin, chops, shoulders, etc....should I really expect this to be different? If so, in what way? Any special techniques I should use or tips you can pass along?


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