Our pork guides break down all the common cuts of pork and show you when and how to use them. You'll be talking to your butcher like a pro in no time.

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a selection of salumi
Salumi 101: Your Guide to Italy's Finest Cured Meats
My Latest Obsession: Pork Floss, Chinese Cotton Candy-esque Dried Pork
A bone-in cooked pork chop on a cutting board that's been sliced. A fork is in one slice. There is a sprig of fresh thyme next to the pork slices.
The Case for Pink Pork
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The Nasty Bits: Ham Hock
Speck, the Smoked Ham of Alto Adige
The Right Way to Use a Meat Thermometer
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The Importance of Resting Meat | The Food Lab
Wild pigs at a feeder in the woods in Texas.
Why You Should be Eating More Wild Pigs Right Now
Ibérico Ham: Crazy Good But Worth the Price?
How to Render Bacon Fat
Pork, Salt, Air, and Time: The Long Road to Prosciutto di Parma
Down South: 5 Life Lessons From Country Ham King Allan Benton
The Nasty Bits: Lardo
The Nasty Bits: Pig's Foot
Overhead view of a plate of Costillas a la Riojana with an egg on top
Costillas a la Riojana (Argentine Pork Chops With Fried Eggs and Vegetables)
Overhead view of two servings of banh xeo and dipping sauce
Bánh Xèo (Crispy Vietnamese Rice Pancakes With Pork and Shrimp)
Overhead view of finished banh man on a banana leaf one a blue titled background
Bánh Nậm (Vietnamese Steamed Rice Dumplings With Shrimp and Pork)
Overhead view of Malloreddus alla Campidanese in a white bowl on a titled background with pink floruishes surrounded by the pot and two wine glasses
Malloreddus Alla Campidanese (Sardinian Ridged Pasta With Saffron and Pork Ragù)
Slices of a grilled pork tenderloin on a plate
Easy Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Overhead view of Fake nudja
Fake 'Nduja
Overhead view of biscuits and gravy
Biscuits and Gravy
Embutido cut into 5 pieces and plated next to sauce and a serving of rice
Embutido (Filipino-Style Meatloaf)
Overhead view of eggplant stir-fry plated on a blue plate on a blue background
Makheua Yao Pad Tao Jiao (Stir-Fried Eggplant With Minced Pork)
Overhead view of Steamed Pork Ribs on a plate of rice placed next to a pair of chopsticks.
Dim Sum–Style Steamed Pork Ribs With Fermented Black Beans Recipe
Pork and beans in a Dutch oven.
Creamy Braised Pork and Bean Stew With Cinnamon, Fennel, and Onion
Nduja pizza cooked in outdoor pizza oven on a piece of parchment set on a pizza pan
Outdoor Pizza Oven 'Nduja Pizza
A serving bowl of yam woon sen with shrimp.
Yam Woon Sen (Thai Glass Noodle Salad With Shrimp)
Bowls of gamja-tang with garnishes and sides of white rice.
Gamja-tang (Korean Pork and Potato Stew)
Dinuguan served over bowl of rice, garnished with chiles and sliced scallions
Dinuguan (Filipino Pork Blood Stew)
sizzling sisig
Sizzling Sisig (Filipino Crispy Pork with Eggs)
Gaeng Khua Prik Si Krong Moo (Southern Thai Curry with Pork Ribs)
Pancit Palabok (Filipino Noodles With Smoky Pork and Seafood Sauce) Recipe
A black platter of charred al pastor skewers and a pile of lime wedges for last-minute drizzling.
Charcoal-Grilled Al Pastor Skewers Recipe
Low-and-slow pulled pork, sandwiched in a bun and served with wavy potato chips.
Low-and-Slow Pulled Pork (Smoked Pork Shoulder) Recipe
A platter of bossam, complete with sliced pork belly, fresh cabbage leaves, and an array of condiments.
Bossam (Korean Boiled-Pork Wraps) Recipe
A bowl of homemade tonkatsu ramen topped with a marinated egg which has been sliced in half, and a slice of pork chashu.
Rich and Creamy Tonkotsu Ramen Broth Recipe
A photo of a pile of Sous Vide Barbecue Pork Ribs on a cutting board
Sous Vide Barbecue Pork Ribs Recipe
French cassoulet served out of a Dutch oven and onto a plate.
Traditional French Cassoulet
A small platter of Japanese pork and cabbage gyoza or dumplings.
The Best Gyoza (Japanese Pork and Cabbage Dumplings) Recipe
side view of tacos al pastor
Homemade Tacos Al Pastor Recipe
Sliced muffuletta sandwich in an enameled metal tray.
Classic New Orleans Muffuletta Sandwich Recipe
Grilled Pigs' Feet on the grill
Pigs' Feet Recipe
overhead view of three chorizo tacos flanked by plates of sliced avocado and charred corn tortillas
Easy Mexican Chorizo Tacos Recipe
A pork stomach taco with tomatillo salsa
Tacos de Buche (Pork Stomach Tacos) Recipe
A bowl of pasta with Bolognese sauce on a textured cloth with a small bowl of grated cheese off to the left side.
The Best Slow-Cooked Bolognese Sauce Recipe
'Nduja Scrambled Eggs Recipe
Fu Pei Guen (Chinese Bean Curd Rolls) With Pork, Mushroom, and Ginger Recipe
Angled view of a tablescape with a bamboo steamer full of dumplings behind a biten into soup dumpling on a soup spoon in an individual bowl on a black and white marbled surface. Overall tone and lighting is warm
Soup Dumplings (Xiao Long Bao) Recipe
Oven-baked pork ribs split between the bones
Oven Barbecue Pork Ribs Recipe
Stir fried bitter melon with ground pork and chiles on a platter.
Bitter Melon Recipe
Memphis-Style Dry Ribs Recipe
Pig skin on a cutting board.
Pig's Skin Recipe
Three bowls of West Lake Soup on a pink hued counter. There is a soup spoon in the bottom right corner of the image, and a small bowl of cilantro leaves in the bottom left corner.
West Lake Soup Recipe
Classic Baked Lasagna Bolognese (Lasagne alla Bolognese) Recipe
Grating Parmesan cheese on top of Italian-American meatballs in red sauce in a dark bowl.
The Best Italian-American Meatballs