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...

Gifted, frozen, quartered pig?

by terrylab 9 months ago

We've been gifted a total of 21# of new farmer first time pig meat. 2 smaller front legs, 2 larger hind legs, and a ?torso. We're predominantly vegetarian, but having a group of people come throu...

Couple of French Housewives Butchering a Wild Boar

by JustCharlie 1 year ago

Another classic from Ina.fr The next time you find yourself watching your favorite Food Network poseur, remember these two ladies...

Can Botin survive?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . The eatery reopened its doors on July 1, is serving a fraction of the guests it used to serve before the coronavirus. González said that they used to serve 600 guests per day -- now it's a ...

Devil's Gulch Ranch Webstore (pick up in SF, local delivery in Marin & Sonoma counties)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Some of you may recognize the name of Nicasio-based Devil's Gulch Ranch from the many fine restaurants such as The French Laundry and Kin Khao that feature its rabbits on their menus. While it's ha...

Summer Solstice Pig Roast @ Alta Bakery | Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

My intro to the long-awaited Alta Bakery was the summer solstice pig roast it hosted along with Cult Tacos in June. This was a nice way to see how the inner court and gardens of the Cooper Molera A...

Here are the rural residents who sued the world’s largest hog producer over waste and odors – and won

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . When a hog farm opened next door in 1985, Farland said, the odor was nothing like that of her family’s five pigs. 'If you ever had a sick child that had diarrhea and you accidentally left t...

Where to buy a raw suckling pig In NYC?

by Bluecrabaddict 2 years ago

Hi, Looking to buy a 10-20 lb suckling pig to cook for NYE. Does anyone know any markets in nyc, preferably Brooklyn but not limited to where i can buy one? Thank you!

Endangered Species: North Carolina Barbecue

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years 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...

OC Fair’s Junior Livestock Auction, July 20

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years 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...

Whole pigs

by DBF70 3 years 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 15 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 5 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 5 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 5 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...