Why aren't more people disgusted by this? We consider ourselves a "higher-thinking" thinking species yet we parade such barbaric trends around, slap it with a sexy alcoholic brand, add some music and somehow think this is FUN, and worst of all, NOBLE? This movement does not at all have "pig love" as they say on their t-shirts and despite their frivolous efforts at "honest agriculture," you fail to mention that the raising of pigs causes degradation beyond the wildest imagination of those who patron such silly food movements. "Factory farming accounts for 37 percent of methane (CH4) emissions. Methane has more than 20 times the global warming potential of CO2." Pigs are incredibly intelligent and kind animals with intricate social relationships...much more than what I can say for the human species apparently. Wake up people! This is NOT COOL, it's extremely cruel to raise additional pigs (and create a greater burden on the earth and further contamination of our environment), tout them around as mascots for their own slaughter and proceed to kill them for the sake of the culinary wants of a few thousand neanderthals who latch on to every passing trend their is. I feel so sorry for where we've gone as a species.
Until Sun Jan 26
Photograph: Galdones Photography
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Mar 15 2012
The ten-city celebration of heritage-breed pigs kicks off in NYC, with live butchering demonstrations, prosciutto tastings and a competitive cook-off. Five chefs—including Seamus Mullen (Tertulia) and Michael Toscano (Perla)—will compete for the title of "Prince or Princess of Porc," decided by a panel of topflight judges (James Beard Foundation's Mitchell Davis, Maialino's Nick Anderer). Taste your way through 30 dishes—last year's entries included pork-skin noodles and ricotta-stuffed meatballs.