Why is Pig Meat Called Pork?

Dr. Linda Dahl
4 min readNov 10, 2022
Photo by Fabian Blank on Unsplash

One night, before the pandemic, a friend and fellow foodie invited me to indulge in his favorite meal on the planet at a restaurant called Maialino. Fashioned after a traditional Roman trattoria, it was a gorgeous Italian place nestled in the Gramercy Park Hotel. (It has since closed and reopened elsewhere). The walls were decorated with framed drawings of eggplants and trees. Wooden tables were topped with blue and white checkered…

Dr. Linda Dahl

Physician. Author of Tooth and Nail:The Making of a Female Fight Doctor & Better Breastfeeding, http://www.drlindadahl.com @doctorlindadahl