Now & Then | How styles have changed in the world of pork

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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It is something of a mystery to me that eating healthy food is all the rage these days, and yet we have more obese folks than ever. Thinking back, in my younger days we ate lots of fatty foods, and yet many people back then were slim to the point of being gaunt. I remember that before World War II, a fat hog was considered to be a good hog. If you had a few fat hogs on your farm you could be assured that your family would eat well through the winter. As we used to say, we ate “high on the hog.” I guess that meant that the shoulder cuts were finer than the hams, but the hams were pretty good, too.

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