Pigs here in Burundi aren’t all that big – or as heavily ‘fatted up’ as in the Northern Hemisphere. But they’re pretty robust critters and make for excellent eating. Just about every Sunday one is BBQ’d at the Hotel Club du Lac:
Although Northern Hemisphere breeds were brought into the country during the Belgian colonial period, there has probably been crossbreeding with indigenous (wild) pig populations in Central Africa. That, in addition to more spartan lifestyles of livestock in the tropics, translates into a leaner animal:
Rustic presentations at the buffer:
Staff from the Chinese Embassy and their friends usually come for the Sunday Buffet, and enjoy very much the large hunks of fresh pig:
Tomorrow I plan to write a few remarks about pigs in Egypt (ancient and modern) and in Europe (medieval).