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This Little Pig

Similar to beef, the first thing to consider when buying pork is how it will be cooked. Different cuts of pork are suited to different cooking methods. Cuts from the shoulder (which, curiously, include Boston butt) are well suited to slow roasting and stewing. These types of dishes include pulled pork (Southern-style BBQ) and pork stew. Cuts from the loin, including pork chops and tenderloin, are well suited to grilling and roasting. American bacon comes from pork belly – a fatty treat perfect for frying.

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