A Rare Breed of Wooly Pig / by Admiral District

We've been working on a really interesting story for Midwest Food Stories about a farming family in north eastern Nebraska that raise a rare breed of pigs. The Mangalitsa breed originated in the Hungarian empire and was initially bred for it's very unique fat. Almost extinct as recently as the 1980s, farmers have slowly brought this pig back and the fat, as well as the meat, has become very popular with chefs in the last decade. Chef Brian O'Malley, head instructor at the Institute of Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska, traveled with the Midwest Food Stories crew to the farm to learn about this breed. And then the farmers traveled back to the kitchen to watch Chef O'Malley and his team work their magic.

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