Ugly Pork Crown Roast

Dec 23, 2015 By Daniel Vaughn

Pork crown roast is a popular cut with an inferiority complex. It wants to be taken as seriously as prime rib, thought it would probably settle for the respect of rack of lamb. Alas, a bone-in loin of commodity hog isn’t much to look at, so butchers dress it up by making…

Pork Brisket

Jul 20, 2015 By Daniel Vaughn

Meat suppliers are always looking for ways to fetch a premium for their cuts of meat. Maybe they just get lucky with something like beef brisket that just gets more popular, but more often they accomplish this by finding different ways to market the cuts they already have or alter the…

BBQ Anatomy 101: Pork Shoulder

Jan 3, 2014 By Daniel Vaughn

A quarter century ago Isaac Tigrett brought the Southern-style pulled pork sandwich to Texas. The Hard Rock Café founder from Jackson, Tennessee, opened a Dallas location in 1986, and in the following year the Dallas Morning News wrote that he “has trotted the pig into steer territory, offering the…

The Barbecue Editor Disputes a Tar Heel

May 15, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

The following is a correspondence between Daniel Vaughn and John Shelton Reed. Reed lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and is the co-author, with his wife, Dale Volberg Reed, of Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue. Vaughn is the barbecue editor of Texas Monthly and the author of Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through…

State Fare

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

There’s no need to be chicken about the dumplings at Fort Worth’s Angeluna: After all, they’re filled with pork.

TMBBQFest Photo Gallery

Oct 31, 2011 By Jason Cohen

Mouse over for captions, or click for full-size image. See ya next year (or tomorrow at your favorite joint)! Knocking down coals from the fire to be used in the smoker. A BBQ Platter, including chopped pork, smoked turkey, sausage, smoked bacon, sweet potato & housemade…

TMBBQFest: Dirk Fowler’s Posters

Oct 27, 2011 By Jason Cohen

While there isn’t one that features sausage, we’re still perfectly comfortable (and proud) to call these posters by Lubbock artist Dirk Fowler a Holy Trinity. A regular TEXAS MONTHLY contributor, Fowler came up with the motif when he saw the iPhone icon for our…

High on the (Whole) Hog

Aug 9, 2011 By Jason Cohen

Photograph by Jody Horton The bad news. Texas has a feral hog problem, with an estimated 2.6 million-plus animals roaming in destructive packs around our ranchland, woods and suburbs. The good news. They’re delicious. If you still haven’t picked up our August issue, check out…

Christmas in Brownsville

Dec 1, 2005 By Oscar Casares

My father, who had grown up on a farm, used to talk about his family’s killing a pig for the tamales, but this was back in the twenties.

CD and Book Reviews

Sep 30, 1996 By Texas Monthly

Hot CDs Salt? Fat? Excess? You’ll get none of that from the women of Pork. On their second album, Slop (Emperor Jones/Trance Syndicate), the Austin trio gets maximum results from a minimalist approach. Like a modern-day Modern Lovers, the band has a simple, timeless garage-rock sound that thrives on a…