Weekly Photo Challenge: UNUSUAL
Unless you live on a farm, it’s UNUSUAL for us to think about where our food comes from or how it’s processed.
For most people meat comes on a foam tray neatly wrapped in plastic. On the remote islands of the Philippines there are no grocery stores with neat aisles of convenient foods. You live on what the sea and land allow you to take.
This pig was slaughtered for a boat load of hungry travelers. Hours of turning on a bamboo spit over hot coals and you have lechón, a dish traditionally served at special occasions. Succulent and mouth-watering, the pork’s greatness comes from it’s carmelized, crispy skin that crunches in your mouth.
The villagers themselves were left with the blood and innards and made ‘dinuguan’ (blood stew). This in itself is UNUSUAL or alarming to most people.