[[Image:Pork chop.jpg|right|thumb|250px|Uncooked pork chops]]'' 'Pork''' is the name given to meat from a [[ pig]] and is a commonly eaten [[meat]] throughout the world. It is sometimes known as the '' other white meat'', the main white meat being [[poultry]]. Pork is eaten both as a cooked fresh meat (e.g. pork chops) or as a cured meat. Cured or processed meat products include ham, salami, gammon and bacon. The pig may be used in many different ways for fresh meat cuts, with the popularity of certain cuts depending on local preference. Most of the animal (colloquially "everything but the squeal") can be used to produce fresh meat. In the case of a suckling pig (piglet) the whole body can be spit roasted or oven roasted.
In [[ Judaism]] and [[ Islam]] , pork is considered an unclean meat and is not eaten. This is also true of some [[ Christian]] denominations such as the Seventh-Day Adventists and the Church of God ( Seventh Day).
:'''Trotters''' - Both the front and hind trotters can be cooked and eaten or preserved by pickling.
:'''Pork ribs''' - Called spare ribs, these are taken from the pig's ribcage and include the surrounding meat.
: '''Bacon''' refers to those cuts of meat taken from the sides, belly or back which are cured or smoked .
Pork is particularly common as an ingredient in [[sausage]]s. Ham, bacon and gammon are made by curing the meat with salt. Smoking the meat in a slow oven is another method of preservation. Ham and bacon are popular foods in the western world although non-western cultures also use preserved pork products. Salted pork or red roasted pork is used in [[Chinese]] cuisine.
Additionally, parts of the pig such as the knuckle and feet can be pickled and eaten. The skin and fat is often crisped up in an oven and eaten with a pork roast as "crackling" or as a savoury snack ([[pork scratchings]]). [[Black Pudding]] which is made from the blood, can also be made thus utilizing almost all of the animal.
Despite the name, [[hamburger]]s contain [[beef]], not pork as they are named after the German city of [[Hamburg]].
The canned meat, Spam, is made of pork.
politics]], the term "pork" or "[[ pork barrel]] " spending is used to refer to often unnecessary spending on a particular politician's pet projects, usually in his home district in order to curry votes. This practice is widely criticized by many people.
*[http://www.cookitsimply.com/category-0020-0i5.html Pork Recipes] at Cook it Simply.