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Anybody know where (locally, on-line, store, farm, whatever) I could track down a small suckling pig, around eight pounds dressed? The usual suspects (Springfield Butcher, El Chapparal, various online sources) either can't get something that size, or can't guarantee that it won't come in a few pounds larger, which absolutely won't work for what I'm doing.

What am I doing, you ask? Get me a good source and you're invited to taste-test. If it works out, I'll bring some to the fall picnic.

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Anybody know where (locally, on-line, store, farm, whatever) I could track down a small suckling pig, around eight pounds dressed? The usual suspects (Springfield Butcher, El Chapparal, various online sources) either can't get something that size, or can't guarantee that it won't come in a few pounds larger, which absolutely won't work for what I'm doing.

What am I doing, you ask? Get me a good source and you're invited to taste-test. If it works out, I'll bring some to the fall picnic.

I have asked at a bunch of places and I have come up empty too. I recently asked at the new meat place in Del Ray and no dice there. I was told that I really did not want one as there were more bones than meat. :lol:

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Anything worth consuming is worth sweating for; bourgeois electric spits be damned.

Max Weber, 1907

Porcine Pedaler (beta version). $5 Home Despot amalgamation of cycling, BBQ, Free Market economic theory, Protestant work ethic and the ballad of John Henry.

Meat: 16# suckling pig. Deboned, stuffed with starfruit, cashews and tropical spices (nutmeg, mace, allspice and clove). Basted with fresh coconut water. Served with cashew and tamarind satay sauce.

Metal: 52cm hand-polished aluminum Raleigh fixed-gear conversion BBQ spit. 41 x 200± gearing for a 0.4 ratio. 8' chain catching the spoke nipples of a road wheel fixed to a threaded 5/16" spit rod placed on 700c forks. Chrome BMX chainring counter-weight and floating road chainring to give the drunks something to marvel at and a piece of gate to help straiten spit which bent under weight of the creature. A very rustic soup-to-nuts Sunday afternoon build and not OSHA sanctioned. PP 2.0 will have a welded frame to contain the torque and weight of drive-train as well as an integrated container for the heat source.

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Snow-Bound Suckling Porchetta "Richelieu", Special Turnip Greens Edition.

Inlayed with a forcemeat conceived from turnip greens, then accompanied by their glazed roots, some butter roasted pears with wintry spices and a few red pearl onions here and there.

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Thank you chlorophyll.

gorgeous!

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An edible monument to the negligible 5¢ DC bag fee (which has reduced bag consumption by 87%) and the achingly inane whines against it that are being ranked on watercoolers in any progressive office whose tolerance, pay checks and science fundamentals have evolved since the 1860’s.

5 scented suckling ham in aspic with ink truffle découpage.

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