Whole Pig

The Final Frontier: Where Chicago Serves Whole Animals for Supper

Pig pickins, luaus, and hot roasts. No matter what people call the cooking of an entire pig, the delicious tradition goes back thousands of years and is found in many cultures around the world. Today...

OC Fair’s Junior Livestock Auction, July 20

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

OC Fair’s Junior Livestock Auction Saturday, July 20, 2019 8 a.m. – Admission gate opens (Yellow Gate) 9 a.m. – Buyer check-in and add-on tables open 10 a.m. – Opening...

Endangered Species: North Carolina Barbecue

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

". . . In December, Keith Allen quietly announced the closing of Allen & Son in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, considered by many to be the perfect fulcrum between Eastern North Carolina and Lexingto...

Whole pigs

by DBF70 1 year ago

Im looking to buy a whole pig, scrapped and hung. I want to buy large hogs and suckling pigs in La Mesa or anywhere in San Diego.

Electric City Butcher | 4th Street Market - Alta Baja - Santa Ana

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

In search of grassfed beef soup bones, a friend pointed me to Electric City Butcher in Santa Ana, said to be Orange County's only whole animal butcher. I stopped by last week, and indeed, the suppl...

Stuffing a suckling pig

by helloketi 2 years ago

Hi! Is it ok to put herbs and flavorings (onion, lemon, garlic) inside the suckling pig two days in advance? Nothing cooked will be stuffed in. What do people think in terms of food safety? Thanks!

Chef Duskie Estes & Her Fight for Farmers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . There were four issues we were fighting for, and we only lost one: a permit for a new brick-and-mortar slaughter facility in Marin County. But we got the three other pieces: first, allowing...

Where to buy a whole processed pig?

by lollyk 2 years ago

Looking for recommendations for a farm or ranch to purchase a processed (butchered) hog in the Bay Area. Preferably heritage.

I need to buy a pig (whole) -- triangle area -- recommend a source?

by fatstern 13 years ago

hey all -- having a pig pickin soon with a friend and i'm wondering if anyone can recomend a pig farm/raiser/salesperson -- i'd prefer a naturally/organically/humanely raised animal, one raised wit...

Chef Christopher Lee Returning to Bay Area!

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

This week's communique from Petaluma's Thistle Meats brought the exciting news that Chef Christopher Lee will be coming back to the Bay Area to take over the business. As a customer since it firs...

New Rules Defend Small Farmers. For Now

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

" . . . new regulations that are intended to protect small farmers from mistreatment at the hands of meat packers, swine dealers, and poultry companies. Advocates for small farmers, including the R...

Suckling Pig in La Caja China Advice

by netherhood 3 years ago

I am doing a suckling pig roast in a La Caja China. I need some advice regarding the internal cooking temperature for the pig. I was told that since suckling pigs have not developed the ham and sho...

Cochon555 Heritage BBQ - Sun, Oct 16 - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Tomorrow, Sunday October 16, 3pm, Cochon555 returns to San Francisco with the Heritage BBQ Festival. Chowhounds can get discounted tickets (~ 35% off) while they last at the link below. http://eve...

La Caja China - Burnt Crackling

by mexstorm 4 years ago

I saw a post from a few years ago and everyone was raving about La Caja China. I bought one and my first pig came out to absolute perfection. Simply amazing. Right temperature throughout, great cra...

Caja China To Rent or Borrow?

by asta2020 3 years ago

Hi there! We want to roast a small pig the first weekend in August and was wondering if anyone has a caja china we can rent or borrow. I will pick up, drop off, and clean it of course.

Mr. Jiu's to open in SF Chinatown on April 12

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

"It's finally happening: Brandon Jew's long-awaited modern Chinese restaurant, Mister Jiu's, is on track to open in Chinatown on April 12th. Housed in the shuttered yet storied Four Seas space (28 ...

whole roast suckling pig

by mromano40 4 years ago

Hi, does anyone have recommendations for a whole roast suckling pig for 11 people in manhattan?? I am deciding b/w dbgb and the breslin. Thank you !!

Whole roast pig

by saria 4 years ago

We'd like to get a whole pig for Christmas, and previous threads on this have listed various Filipino places, some Chinese ones, and El Mundo, but I haven't seen much of actual recommendations out...

Whole Roast Suckling Pig

by r32nissan 4 years ago

Hi all, Was thinking of ordering a whole suckling pig for Chinese new year and was wondering if anyone could provide some tips on: - Where to order in Manhattan (I do like the suckling pig at...