Pigs really do get a raw deal. Two major religions prohibit eating them. They stutter and are filthy on TV. They are notoriously bad builders who are often attacked by big bad wolves and angry birds. They are synonymous with gluttony. If any animal needed a public relations makeover, this is it.
Perhaps the worst atrocity happens after they die. Their deliciousness is cooked out of them in restaurants as guests insist that they be burnt to the beginning stages of jerky-hood. Fear and long held myths have prevented some people from ever having a truly great piece of pork. This is a shame because when cooked properly to a safe temperature, pork truly is a versatile and flavorful meat. That safe temperature is far lower than you might think.
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