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Pigs, people and pigoons

Tiffin, HM 2007 , 'Pigs, people and pigoons', in L Simmons and P Armstrong (eds.), Knowing animals , Human- Animal Studies 4 , Brill, Leiden and Boston, pp. 244-265.

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Human flesh tastes like pork, hence the term 'long pig' for human
meat cuts, the 'long' denoting the difference between the limb lengths
of pig and human. Although there are few 'first hand' accounts of
the flavor of human flesh, its similarity in texture and taste to that of
pork seems generally agreed upon. This is not surprising given our
anatomical and physiological congruences. To the extent, too, that 'we
are what we eat', our shared food preferences might be expected to
result in not dissimilar meat.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Tiffin, HM
Publisher: Brill
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