Tagged With pork

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Have you ever tried to get something that you shouldn't through customs? Frankly, I don't know how people summon the nerve. Whether it's illegal drugs, exotic animal meat or counterfeit purses, people will try to smuggle just about anything. And everyone seems to have their own favourite hiding places. But if any of your favourites are on the list below, you might want to rethink your life choices.

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Passing fields of soy, corn and towering bleach-white windmills fanning out across windy plains, I arrive early one morning somewhere between Chicago and Indianapolis at a place that promises "sow much fun".

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You know how we all jokingly but sort of seriously say we don't want to know how the wonderful tubular meat hot dog glue sausage is made? This claymation video of the life of a gestation crate pig completely ruins that, because it reveals how awful pigs are treated before they're turned into pork. It's a video that's somehow more powerful because it smartly uses clay to show you how terrible the whole process is instead of shocking you with bloody gorey imagery.

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Fresh-smoked New Year's Ham! Yum! I smoke a lot, have about every thermometer available, but for tonight's dinner, I'm trying something different: iGrill, the iOS-enabled meat thermometer. So far it's tons better than sitting in my yard staring at the smoker.