How to Choose Meat, 1772

crowd gathered around pig performing trick with letters on floor Thomas Rowlandson, The Wonderful Pig (1785)

Lamb is more Nutritious than any kind of Poultry, Mutton than Lamb, Veal than Mutton, and Beef than Veal; But Pork is more Nutricious than any of these; for the Juices of Pork, which is more like Human Flesh than any other Flesh is, are more adapted to the Nourishment of a Human Body than the Juices of any other Flesh.

Directions and Observations Relative to Food, Exercise and Sleep

On reflection, I can understand why the US Pork Board chose “Pork: The Other White Meat”over “Pork: More Convenient than Cannibalism.”