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The noble swine of Austria comes to America

Source: live2eat Grand Blanc, MI Newspaper food writer/dining columnist for 22 years

TRAVERSE CITY — The ultimate Spanish ham comes from the prized Iberico pig. Only recently imported to America, it sells for $30 a pound. The best Italian proscuitto ham comes from Parma in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Likewise expensive.

Mangalitsa is an heirloom breed that provided pork to the Austria-Hungary monarchy (You’ve heard of the Hapsburgs) 150 years ago. (more)

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