pig is often thought of as a chubby beast. In fact, they aren't.
Modern pig- raising methods produce a very lean carcass with a
thin layer of fat. A cousin of the wild boar, the pig was one
of the first animals to be domesticated. In cultures around the
world, the pig is the meat of feast and celebration. Pork is the
most popular meat in Scandinavia, Germany, and France.
to Look For
old saying that you can eat every part of a pig but the squeal
is almost true. The shoulder, loin, tenderloin, leg, side, spare
rib, shoulder, and hock all provide delicious cuts of pork. The
best pork is firm and pink. It should not be too red, too white,
too fat, or damp.