The pig & the charcoal-burner

HT @val_littlewood for reminding me of this piece. And apposite for the upcoming book.

This is more than a little worrying…

HT @killianfox0 of @gannetmag for this set of statistics from the very wonderful, quirky and fun “The Gannet’s Gastronomic Miscellany” which, if you haven’t already rushed out and bought for yourself as a present, you should immediately beg, borrow, or steal (or have someone buy it for you) a copy. Stat!

As they point out, it won’t take much to screw over the entire planet. Variety really is the spice of life. Variety is all.

 

10 pigs, 10 recipes.

Recipe testing for the upcoming 2018 porcine recipe book. The lucky guinea pig trying it later is @vallittlewood. This one was suggested by a recipe I’d seen made Richard H Turner. I think he’d approve.

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A bacon New Year from 1920

One of the better ways to celebrate the arrival of what looks like being a challenging year. Let’s work towards being kinder towards everyone. Apart from Trump, all the other Nazis and the Brexit fire-starters that is…

Ride a pig

Norwegian apparently; having tried this as a kid, I know how hard it is to stay on (more than once ending up face down in faeces). All credit to her for holding on long enough for this photo to be taken in 1879.