A Trespass of Swine

the Porkopolis blog

Considerations of humanity and hogritude, because an insufficiency of pigs is one of the great faults of all that the gods have made manifest to man.

Truffle love

The truffle is a nut of the earth, found for humans by pigs. In their hot and drowsy world of co-existence, both creatures find this musky tuber something savory and mysterious – a lull to both the erotic and gastronomic senses that so inflames them…

truffle love

You still insist that I am a pig. But I love you, so I must show you what you do not see. If I am a pig, then I will find for you the finest truffles… For when you speak to the animal in me, the animal will answer.

the Porcine Oracle


Additional information:

  • Hagensborg Chocolates – the Porkopolis.org staff adores this chocolate. Please visit Shelley, The Chocolate Princess, and order some for yourself – you can experience happily ever after right now. Why wait?
  • Hunting the Elusive Tuber with a Pig – David Lebovitz tells us about a trip to Cahors, in the southwesten of France, in search of the elusive black truffle with a truffle hunter and his boisterous pig.
  • The poem “Truffle Pigs” by William Matthews – Even the diffident truffle gives off a faint sweat from the joyful work of burgeoning…
  • Clam Chowder with Truffles and Turnips – a delicious decadence and warm luxury…

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