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PORK

There are 68 people in the U.S. listed on whitepages.com with the last name 'Pork'
(Mark Morton, 'Gastronomica', Fall 2010)

Average Annual per Capita U.S. Pork Consumption
(by retail weight)

Year

Pounds

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009

51.9
49.0
49.2
52.5
52.0
49.8
50.2
52.8
51.9
52.5
51.8
48.4
47.9
51.5
52.7
51.2
50.2
51.6
51.7
51.3
49.9
49.6
50.8
49.4
49.8

Source: USDA

Throughout history pork has been the most widely eaten meat in the world, and still is today.

In 2002 American meat packers produced 19.7 billion pounds of pork.
american meat institute

According to German tradition, partaking in a roast of pork dinner on Christmas Eve will prevent evil and promote prosperity in the New Year.


Most food folklore suggests that New Year’s celebrations should include pork and sauerkraut to ensure good luck in the coming year.


During the 19th century, Cincinnati was nicknamed 'Porkopolis' due to the opening of the first slaughterhouse in Ohio and the amount of salt pork, a U.S. food staple at that time, produced in Cincinnati and shipped to areas all over the country.
The city continues to celebrate its porky heritage with the 'Flying Pig' marathon each May.

 

 

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