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Video: How Pork Rinds Are Made

Many things are probably more thrilling than watching thousands of pounds of pork skins transform from flaccid pink squares to puffy deep fried snack. But you just can't look away—the conveyor belts and tubs full of pork pellets pull you into a vortex of meaty wonder. So, after the jump, watch this video from the History Channel's Modern Marvels and you might wanna pop open a bag of pork rinds afterward. Or never again.... More

Blogwatch: Pork Scratchings

Salty, crispy, porky goodness. Pork scratchings, also known as pork rinds or cracklings, are a girl's best friend. Well, only a certain kind of girl. The good kind? These pork scratchings from Alex of Just Cook It are a snap to make. Just procure some cheap/free pigskin from your local friendly butcher, salt, cure, and pop in the oven. As Alex says, "This is cooking so easy that it should come with a pair of slippers, a velvet robe and large armchair for relaxing in." Related: Howard's Crispy Fried Chicken Skins, Because Pork Rinds Are So Last Year... More

Genius Junk Foods: Six Foods and Drinks that Deserve an Immediate Pardon

Photograph from Fuzzy Gerdes on Flickr A Men's Health article that was republished on the Huffington Post makes all us weight-watchers feel less deprived by listing six junk foods that are actually OK to eat and drink. The list is amusing and even in some cases informative. I mean, pork rinds? Really? If pork rinds are on the list, shouldn't bacon, country ham, and prosciutto make the list?... More


At right is a piece titled Bubba by SF Bay Area artist Stuart L. Wagner, a pig made out of pork rinds and wood. Finally, a sculpture Homer Simpson can appreciate!... More

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