As a final nod to National Pork Day, we offer you this illustration from Stephane Reyanuds Pork & Sons, a gorgeous pork cookbook to be published in May by Phaedon. Should the jiggly pig inspire you, heres a rundown of the French chefs favorite places, taken from the book, to pick up you-know-what around town.
Calabria Pork Store, 2338 Arthur Ave., nr. 187th St., the Bronx; 718-367-5145.
Cangiano Pork Store, 6508 Fourteenth Ave., nr. 65th St., Brooklyn; 718-236-3363.
Faiccos Pork Store, 260 Bleecker St., nr. Leroy St.; 212-243-1974.
6511 Eleventh Ave., nr. 65th St., Bay Ridge, Brooklyn; 718-236-0119. ("For Italian sweet sausage.")
Lobels Prime Meats, 1096 Madison Ave., at 82nd St.; 212-737-1372.
Ottomanelli & Sons, 1549 York Ave., at 82nd St.; 212-772-7900. (For wild boar.)
Schatzies Prime Meats, 1200 Madison Ave., nr. 87th St.; 212-410-1555.
Vincents Meat Market, 2374 Arthur Ave., nr. 186th St., the Bronx; 718-295-9048.