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 Anthropology in the News

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 Anthropology of Food

to Sweet Treats around the World

Friday, 19 July 2019, 12:12 (12:12 PM) CDT, day 200 of 2019
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Sicilian ice-cream in a bread bun. A good solution to a local problem: the Mediterranean heat quickly melts the ice-cream, which is absorbed by the bread.
"Palermo, Sicily
A Fistful of Rice.
A Fistfull of Rice
Claire Kathleen Roufs eating first food at 5 months.
Claire Kathleen Roufs
Eating rat.
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Desert People, boy eating "grub worm"
Desert People

Hogs / Pigs / Pork

In the News

Leman Swine Conference / CEFANS Talk
  19 September 2017

 a little wild pig taken in Czech Republic.

  Nora Elizabeth Roufs Enjoys Little Pig

1 March is National Pig Day (U.S.A.)
7 March is Crown Roast of Pork Day
4 July is National BBQ Spareribs Day
October is National Pork Month
12 October is National Pulled Pork Day

see also
Animal Domestication
Meat Eating
Animal Welfare


List of domestic pig breeds
Pig farming
Suckling pig
Wild boar
Boars in heraldry
Iron Age pig
Pork cuts
Spare ribs (pork)
Short ribs (beef)
Category: Pork dishes
Category: Pork

  1. Any of several mammals of the genus Sus, having cloven hooves, bristles and a nose adapted for digging; especially the domesticated farm animal Sus scrofa.
    The farmer kept a pen with two pigs that he fed from table scraps and field waste.
  • (specifically) A young swine, a piglet.
  1. (of swine) to give birth.

    The black sow pigged at seven this morning.
  1. (intransitive) To greedily consume (especially food).

    They were pigging on the free food at the bar.
ETYMOLOGY:   From Middle English pigge ("pig, pigling"), from Old English *picga (attested only in compounds, such as picgbrēad ("mast, pig's food")), pet-form related to West Frisian bigge ("pigling"), Low German Pugge ("pet pig"), of uncertain origin.

In the News . . .

  • [video] American Meat
    (85 min., 2011, UM Duluth Library Multimedia BJ52.5 .A44 2011 DVD)
    (UM Duluth Library Multimedia Guide BJ52.5 .A44 2011 DVD)

  • Ancient Pig DNA Study Sheds New Light On Colonization Of Europe By Early Farmers -- ScienceDaily (4 September 2009)

  • Brown, Lester R. Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity. NY: W.W. Norton, 2012.

  • Chinese Pigs 'Direct Descendants' of First Domesticated Breeds -- ScienceDaily (20 March 2010)

  • Colourful pigs evolved through farming, not nature -- New Scientist (16 January 2009)

  • Essig, Mark. Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig. NY: Basic Books, 2015.

  • Grey, Mark A. Immigrants, Migration, and Worker Turnover at the Hog Pride Pork Packing Plant. Human Organization 58(1): 16-27, 1999.

  • Hedgepeth, William. The Hog Book. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1978.

  • Hogs -- Daniel W. Gade, Cambridge World HIstory of Food

  • Horwitz, Richard P. Hog Ties: What Pigs Tell Us About America. NY: St. Martin's, 1998.

  • Kaminsky, Peter. Pig Perfect: Encounters with Remarkable Swine and Some Graet Ways to Cook Them. NY: Hyperion, 2005.

  • Kirby, David. Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment. NY: St. Martin's, 2010.

  • Lawrence, Felicity. Eat Your Heart Out: Why the Food Business is Bad for the Planet and Your Health. London: Penguin Books, 2008.

  • Lawrence, Felicity. Not on the Label: What Really Goes into The Food on Your Plate, Revised Edition. London: Penguin Books, 2013.

  • Leonard, Christopher. The Meat Racket: The Scret Takeover of America's Food Business. NY: Simon & Schuster, 2014.

  • McGee, Harold. On Food and Cooking. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1984.

  • Mayer, John J., and I. Lehr Brisbon, Jr. Wild Pigs in the United States: Their History, Comparative Morphoogy, and Current Status. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2008.

  • Mizelle, Brett. Pig. London: Reaktion Books, 2011.

  • Montgomery, Sy. The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood. NY: Random House, 2006.

  • Moor, Stuart. American Meat (Dark Future). Black Flame, 2005

    • American Meat [video] -- film homepage
      (85 min., 2011, UM Duluth Library Multimedia BJ52.5 .A44 2011 DVD)
      (UM Duluth Library Multimedia Guide BJ52.5 .A44 2011 DVD)

Salatin, Joel. The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs. NY: Faith Works, 2016.

  • Searl, Duncan. Pigs. NY: Bearport, 2006.

  • Smart Meat and Dairy Guide (PDF) -- Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

  • Steingarten, Jeffrey. It Must've Been Somethin I Ate. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.

  • Swartz, Marvin. Tyson from Farm to Market. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1991.

  • Toussaint-Samat, Maguelonne. A History of Food. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons/Blackwell 2009.

  • Towne, Charles Wayland, and Edward Norris Wentworth. Pigs from Cave to Corn Belt. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1950.

  • Twitty, Michael W. The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South. NY: HarperCollins, 2017.
  • The Cooking Gene, Michael W. Twitty

  • USDA Economic Research Service
  • Watson, Lyle. The Whole Hog: Exploring the Extraordinary Potential of Pigs. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 2004.

  • Weiss, Brad. Real Pigs: Shifting Values in the Field of Local Pork. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016.

  • White, E.B. Charlotte's Web. NY: Harper Collins, 1980.

  • Zaraska, Marta. Meathooked: The History and Science of Our 2.5-Million-Year Obsession with Meat. NY: Basic Books, 2016.


The Pig Commandments
(72 min., 2005, UM Duluth Library Multimedia BP184.9.D5 P54 2006 DVD)
(70 min?)
[food tears Chinese culture apart in Malaysia]
viewing guide

American Cuts of Pork

American cuts of pork.

British Cuts of Pork

British cuts of pork.


Porcellino (Museo Bardini), ca., 1634

Porcellino (Museo Bardini), ca., 1634
Pietro Tacca (1577—1640)

 a little wild pig taken in Czech Republic.

  A Little Wild Pig

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