Items Not Moving Well in Seattle Supermarkets This Week

I am paying $1.89/lb for ground beef and $3.00/lb for bacon. At $4.00/lb, this must be a delicacy. Like escargot.

Posted by feeblemind at May 3, 2009 3:39 PM

Yeah, frozen bung is a bummer. I only like pork bung when it's fresh from the pig. Makes a good sandwich. MMMM bungy!


Posted by jwm at May 3, 2009 3:39 PM

What is Bung?
Sounds grieviously anatomical.

Posted by flannelputz at May 3, 2009 7:07 PM

Well, there's always geoduck!

Posted by Cris at May 3, 2009 7:21 PM

Obama can easily stimulate the pork bung industry by serving the stuff at his next hip cocktail party in place of wagyu beef.

Posted by Connecticut Yankee at May 3, 2009 9:27 PM

There you go- put pork bung, and geoduck together on the menu. You could probably get beheaded for doing that in some countries.


Posted by jwm at May 3, 2009 10:37 PM

Darn, I was hoping someone in the thread would have said what pork bung is. It can't possibly be what I'm thinking.

And what does that Uwajimaya word on the label mean?

Y'all have some odd groceries in Seattle, Vanderleun.

Posted by Daphne at May 4, 2009 4:27 AM

The Grand Asian Market in Cary, a suburb of Raleigh, NC, sells something they call 'intestinal bung', usually right next to the 'pork uteri', and this does look rather intestinal, doesn't it? Another name for chittlins? (Sows' wombs were a Roman delicacy and I have some authentic recipes, but I'll probably never try them myself -- they look disgusting --, and will certainly never cook them up for the students in my high school Latin classes. I assume I would be fired immediately.)

Posted by Dr. Weevil at May 4, 2009 8:17 AM

Mmmm, goes good with these.

Posted by Gagdad Bob at May 4, 2009 8:49 AM

Last Saturday was the perfect day to buy pork chops and ribs in bulk at Sam's Club.

And if I'm ambitious enough, maybe I could look for a full pig for a nice lechon asado - roasted pig, Puerto Rican style. Add some rice with pigeon peas, cola champagne soda and coconut rice for dessert, and you will have the perfect Puerto Rican meal!

Dang! Tengo hambre... (I'm hungry...)

Posted by newton at May 4, 2009 9:52 AM