Pork Scratchings are Good
For You !!
Low Carb Dieting - Latest nutritional research is indicating that we
ought to be eating considerably less carbohydrate than we have in the
Western world over the past few hundred years. The pork rind/scratching
is actually good for you (!) and makes appearances in the
recommendations of many of the recently developed diet plans - Atkins,
The Zone, Carbohydrate Addicts Diet, etc. Intrigued? Take a look at the
Low Carb Resources page and see this Ananova
news-site article on 'The
Sir John Harvey Jones was offered, and tried, a
West Midlands pork scratching at the first AGM of the Professional
Someone's mentioned Fortean TV showing a pork
scratching with the Virgin Mary on it. See the letter from Jeremy Harte
Apparently, pork scratchings come in for a VAT
rate of 21% in Ireland. Tragic news for Irish pork scratching
Pork Scratchings were mentioned in Hansard,
alongside creme de menthe frappes, when discussing
amendments to the Education (Schools) Bill.
How's about this as a dinner party treat? Yellow-fin
stuffed with pork scratchings? It sounds fantastic!
"That Old Ace
In The Hole" by Annie Proulx
about a chap working for a US pork rinds company on the the lookout for
more pig-rearing sites. No great insight into US pork rinds, but an
enjoyable novel. There's humour, rich characters, observation and
description that gives a real feel for the place.