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.
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
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How to Roast a Whole Suckling Pig | The Food Lab
A raw pork brisket on a cutting board.
The Butcher's Cuts: Pork Brisket
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 Best Supermarket Bacon | Taste Test
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The Nasty Bits: Ham Hock
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Speck, the Smoked Ham of Alto Adige
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The Right Way to Use a Meat Thermometer
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How to Roast a Pig on a Spit
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The Food Lab's Definitive Guide to Buying and Cooking Hams
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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
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Ibérico Ham: Crazy Good But Worth the Price?
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How to Render Bacon Fat
Pork, Salt, Air, and Time: The Long Road to Prosciutto di Parma
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Down South: 5 Life Lessons From Country Ham King Allan Benton
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The Nasty Bits: Lardo
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The Nasty Bits: Pig's Foot
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)
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Sizzling Sisig (Filipino Crispy Pork with Eggs)
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Gaeng Khua Prik Si Krong Moo (Southern Thai Curry with Pork Ribs)
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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
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Low-and-Slow Pulled Pork (Smoked Pork Shoulder) Recipe
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Bossam (Korean Boiled-Pork Wraps) Recipe
A bowl of tonkatsu ramen with half a soft-boiled eggs, green onions, and a slice of pork on top. A Chinese soup spoon and a pair of chopsticks are sitting on the rim of the bowl.
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 Recipe
A small platter of Japanese pork and cabbage gyoza or dumplings.
The Best Japanese Pork and Cabbage Dumplings (Gyoza) 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
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The Best Slow-Cooked Bolognese Sauce Recipe
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'Nduja Scrambled Eggs Recipe
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Chinese Bean Curd Rolls Stuffed With Pork, Mushroom, and Ginger Recipe
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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
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Memphis-Style Dry Ribs Recipe
Pig skin on a cutting board.
Pig's Skin Recipe
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West Lake Soup Recipe
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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
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Sheng Jian Bao (Pan-Fried Pork Soup Dumplings) Recipe
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18 Pork Recipes for Your Memorial Day Cookout
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Sheet-Pan Cuban Sandwiches Recipe
A plate of spam-fried rice topped with a fried egg
Kimchi and Spam Fried Rice Recipe
Stovetop paella mixta in a paella pan.
Stovetop Paella Mixta for Four With Pork, Chicken, and Shrimp Recipe