Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Wonderful, Magical Animal!

It's Pork Week over at salon.com! In honor of that I will share one of my favorite food quotes.

Homer: Are you saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?
Lisa: No.
Homer: Ham?
Lisa: No.
Homer: Pork chops?
Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal.
Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal

That, of course, was from The Simpsons episode "Lisa the Vegetarian" and, in addition to being hilarious, does contain a salient point. The pig is a true nose to tail (or snout to tail) animal; virtually all its parts can be consumed.

Rebecca Traister addresses this truly 'magical' quality all the while referencing one of my favorite authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder, AND detailing how to make your own bacon from scratch! It's a great article.

Happy Pork Week!

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