Recently I had a simple question, 'There are many different cultures around the world that don't eat pork. But pig is perhaps the most delicious of all animals. If so many people agree that we should not eat pork and pork is damned delicious, their reasons must be pretty compelling, right?"
As a working mother, I have more good ideas than time to execute them. I have grand visions of being able to write a book about why people don't eat pork. Although those visions generally include me raising pigs and making sausage on a farm upstate while I do my research. Ironic, I know.
I came across a very compelling website today and I had to share it. It is called The Pork Memoirs and it is a weekly 'blog' (if you can call it that) where people submit stories of their personal pull and tug with all things pork. From the vegetarian who was seduced by a pork chop in Montreal to the young boy at a conservative Jewish school whose mother lied to him about his favorite salami containing the reviled animal, the website if full of well written stories of the human struggle with swine.
The reasons why people do not eat pork are myriad and complicated. Pork is a difficult food stuff to pass up, I imagine one would have to have good reason to be pork-less. Read this website. If you are interested in food, it is guaranteed to make you smile.
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