In 2011, I launched Pork Memoirs, a literary site and archive about pork and identity. Turns out there are amazing stories wrapped up in such a complicated yet ubiquitous food. Writers submitted memoirs from around the world, about unexpected delights, micro-rebellions, affirmed faith and identity, and much much more. A few of the most popular memoirs are listed below. The site remains an archive that explores the ins and outs of food taboos and the nuanced and unexpected role pork plays in many of our lives.
- Ham for Lunch in Tehran by Marina Nemat
- Surviving on Raw Bacon in Wartime Poland by Alix Wall
- Teenager and Texan: My introduction to Pulled Pork by Katie Boyts
- Pork Memoirs and Meatpaper Magazine jointly called for submissions on pork and identity and published 5 pieces in both Meatpaper's issue #17 and on Porkmemoirs.com. Check out the stories here.