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Anyone know that old-timey jazz song that goes, "Give me a pig's foot, and a bottle of beer..."? That pretty much sums up my outlook on a lot things in life.
A pig's foot is so well-composed. Think about all those little bones in the foot and all that cartilage in the joints. Not to mention the tendons and the meat, and everything bundled up in skin.
I think of each foot as a curated package of pig, an indispensable tool in the cook's arsenal. In fact, I wrap my trotters individually in plastic wrap to keep in my freezer. That way, I'm never more than a pig's foot away from the perfect soup or stew.