Pigs contribute so much to the food world. From bacon to guanciale to trotters, porcine pleasures abound.
BBC reports that a ham cured in 1902 in Smithfield, Virginia is celebrating its 112th birthday this year . Its permanent residence is the Isle of Wight County Museum, where it's perennially on display. We're big fans of well-cured meats, but it might be a bit much.
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While we might not want to take a bite, the question of whether or not this is truly the oldest ham in the world remains. An Oxford butcher bought a ham through Christie's auction in 1993, which the Independent says he intended to use for display in his butcher shop. The BBC confirms that it's still there, hanging in its window-at the ripe old age of 122.
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In 2005, Professor Houyuan Lu's team of archeologists finally solved the long-standing debate about who invented noodles first, the Chinese or the Italians. The BBC reports that the noodles above were found at the Lajia Archaeological site on the Yellow River, and carbon dating shows that they are 4,000 years old . The site is known as "the Pompeii of China," due to some sort of unknown catastrophe wiping out the civilization quite rapidly, while perfectly preserving things like these noodles.
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