I have written about pigs before, here and here, and probably mentioned my struggle with liking them, but also, um, eating them. With all the veg-heads in my life, a bombardment of information about the food industry, particularly the meat industry, and a general respect for nature and life, I go back and forth about my animal-eating ways. I’m also a barbecue-lover and sadly can’t quite quash my cravings for political reasons.

With that said though, I will entertain both opposing sides: I designed the above (vegetarian) crochet organic cotton pig for my Etsy Shop and I also wrote a guide for Guidespot on New York barbecue. I know, such a cruel juxtaposition, right?