Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Noble Pig


Dans le cochon tout est bon from Iris Alexandre on Vimeo.

10 comments:

Peter Hertzmann said...

Great bit of animation, but it's easy to see that it's made in Belgium not France—no andouilles or andouilettes.

Bob delGrosso said...

Peter, Very perceptive. I missed that completely. Thanks!

Linda/IdahoRocks said...

How are those salted feet used? Cool video!

Bob delGrosso said...

Linda,
They are used like all salted feet are used. (Actually, I'm not sure. :=)

Linda/IdahoRocks said...

Hahahaha.

Linda/IdahoRocks said...

Could the salted pig's feet be like a dry rub and they're later used in soups or stews? And then they stay moist and tasty?

Andrew A said...

I know the Italians (Umbria I think) salt and hang feet like that for use in soups and whatnot. I don't think they stay moist, just preserved for the sake of gelatin on demand.

Also, thanks for sharing, that was amazing. Good excuse to show my (recently) meat eating girlfriend your work and impress upon her the amount of thought and passion that people put into such things.

Robert said...

Before you read this, please note that I am not aghast or against the killing of animals for food. I just want to make sure that is clear.

I have seen a few videos now where animals are butchered and it seems that the killing blow is never shown. Why is that? This video showed the pig bleeding out but the actual blow to the head was cut off. Is there something about that action that is so much worse that it needs to be censored?

Thanks in advance for your insight into this.

Bob delGrosso said...

I'm having trouble commenting here.

Bob delGrosso said...

Okay, I'll try again...

Robert,

Good question. I've thought about this a lot and believe the answer is not simple. I think that sometimes it is left out because it is too disturbing. Hogs especially, tend to yell and scream when they are restrained and don't stop yelling until they are stunned and down. So the stunning/ killing blow is cut to "spare" the audience the unpleasantness of having to listen to an animal scream. Other times there is no killing/stunning blow and the animal is just restrained and cut (as in Kosher and Halal slaughter).