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Friday, May 20, 2011


The Mangalitsa Pig

This wooly beast is a "rare breed". His lineage goes back to Hungary and other European countries and is closely related to the wild boar. His distinctive wooly coat suggests he is built for the colder regions which is also the reason for his fat content. And fat equals flavor. We Americans have done a great job breeding the fat out of domestic breeds of pigs (the other white meat) doing a great disservice to all of us bacon lovers. Well the fat is back. (back fat... get it?) 

Johnston County Hams is now available at Southern Foods. We are stocking Mangalista bacon and cured hams. We are also stocking Proscuitto, Country Ham from Johnston County. Another great line of North Carolina products.

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