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Tiffin, HM (2007) Pigs, people and pigoons. In: Knowing animals. Human- Animal Studies 4 . Brill, Leiden and Boston, pp. 244-265. ISBN 978 90 04 15773 6

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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
Publisher: Brill
Page Range: pp. 244-265
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© Copyright 2007 by Koninklijke Brill NY, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:55
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:36
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