Reflections on Getting Porked

New Pork City.
New Pork City. Photo: Mitchell Feinberg

“For pork, unlike chicken, beef and certainly fish, has developed around it an ineffable sexiness. Eating trotters and nibbling on a crispy pig ear has become a debauch, the a table equivalent of finger-cuffs. There’s a reason Babe was a pig and not, say, turbot.” — Joshua David Stein, in the Observer, on the the city’s pig fetish, represented at Swine and Pig and Khao. [NYO]