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baby got fatback

original watercolor and ink painting of pork fat back.

 

5 x 5 inches - SOLD

 

Fat back, aka back fat, is, well, fat from a pig's back. It is delicious. It can be rendered into lard, salted for salt pork, and cured for the Italian charcuterie, lardo.

 

Also, if you're awesome, you'll eat it fried as chicharrones. If you're my friend, you'll only eat 4505 Meats chicharrones, because they are the best and I am STOCKED up.

 

Hat tip to the one and only Sir-Mix-A-Lot (who incidentally played a Halloween show on campus during my college years) for the classic caption.

 

Part of the MEAT MARKET art show, at Pot + Pantry, San Francisco. May 6 - 27, 2011

 

post here.

 

© 2011 Alyson Thomas. All Rights Reserved.

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Taken on June 7, 2011