Wild boars: What 'pork used to taste like'

  • Article by: RICK NELSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 6, 2011 - 1:14 PM

A southeastern Minnesota ranch is the last in the state to produce Russian wild boar, the original pork heritage breed.

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smartasurJan. 6, 1112:45 AM

kiss me today knowing the whole time you will slaughter me tomorrow-sorta like my ex-wife

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ndterminatorJan. 6, 11 6:01 AM

Darn fun to hunt too. Only thing that will turn the tables faster might be a brown bear... That big ol' boar wasn't kissing, he was tasting that gal...

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firefi01Jan. 6, 11 6:19 AM

They should be outlawed here in this state. If released or escaped they will destroy that areas ecosystem in a hurry.

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aburchJan. 6, 11 6:46 AM

Horay for these folks raising animals that would go extinct because of money grubbing Pork producers and money grubbing cattle interests. Keep up the great work. How can I help you to preserve these animals and spread them to many other parts of the USA?

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jrock612Jan. 6, 11 6:56 AM

C'mon.... The Strib should have taken a better picture than a boar showing affection to a human before the human is going to eat him. This is very sick.

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Scout130bJan. 6, 11 7:28 AM

"Besides, doesn't 'Russian wild boar' sound really cool?" is the kind of thoughtless, vapid comment that gives many Foodies the narcissistic reputation that they deserve. C'mon Karl Benson, use your brain. Wild boar is a common dish across Europe and people don't eat it because "it sounds really cool", they eat it because it is a tasty, traditional food.

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brettolsonJan. 6, 11 7:33 AM

Great story Rick - keep up the good work bringing readers the best in the MN food scene.

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eterrellJan. 6, 11 7:46 AM

People: read the article before you comment, please! 1. The picture is of the stud boar. It's explained in the first few sentences. To relieve your concern about him, and fill you in on a well known farm fact, you do not kill and eat the thing that makes you more little piggies. 2. It IS outlawed in the state now. Did you catch that word, "last" in the headline? Finally, a side note...a kissing pig is not unusual, a pig is an exceptionally bright and social animal..they are smarter than your dog, and can be just as affectionate and will seek out their owners attention and affection, if not raised by the 1,000s crammed into giant boxes...kinda like us.

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troubledjuanJan. 6, 11 7:48 AM

firefi01 said "They should be outlawed here in this state. If released or escaped they will destroy that areas ecosystem in a hurry" With THAT logic, maybe we should ban humans from this state since they will do the same?

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firefi01Jan. 6, 11 8:15 AM

I am sure they are tasty. What I meant to say they are a non-native species if escaped by any means it will destroy the balance of the woods and trout streams in the surrounding area.Where they run wild here in America and Europe they are a huge problem and usually can only be hunted with the use of dogs.

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