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.


Discussion of recipes, points of view and methodology with regard to pigs, humans and the enjoyment of food.

Proportion and provision is a pig's life

A pig’s life usually consists of a small collection of events, the last of which decisively changes the meaning of the whole. This is because the events in a pig’s life are arranged in an order that is not chronological but rather corresponds to a proportion and provision.

halloween pumpkin pig

In early September I started to hear people whispering about the return of PSL’s – Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Speaking in hushed reverence, they praised the beginning of another season of the reign of ridiculous pumpkin spiced products. I tried to ignore the whispers of these addicts. September is, after all, but a gateway to Fall. It is the month when the sane among us try to hang on to the last vestiges of summer.

Heirloom of all swine

O lardpig, thy life is the heirloom of all the swine that once wallowed in these muse-haunted environs. You are like us all in the winds of eternity, more light as a leaf than important as lard.

The stubbornness of pigs

For all you hear about the intelligence of pigs – smarter than dogs, as smart as dolphins – the pig’s greatest talent is for stubbornness. Pigs listen for no different drummers. They choose no less traveled paths. They seek no divine redemptions.

A random image of a pig, hog, boar or swine from the collection at Porkopolis.