Mangalitsa: The hairy pig makes its Alberta debut | Eat North
After walking around all morning, we found The Hairy Pig and sat outside for a delicious lunch. It is not on a main street but it was very pleasant sitting outside. The draw here is the homemade sausage which are delicious. I had the Original Hard to pick a highlight, but maybe the pork belly. Seriously good simple delicious food with cool chilled out friendly staff.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons user Nienetwiler. I first came across Mangalitsa pigs about three years ago. I needed a few months off, so I went back to my parents' place in Pitt. While I was there, I decided to start keeping pigs for the restaurant—I had four Middlewhites in a massive three-acre paddock, and when we got the meat into the kitchen, it was the best pork I'd ever tasted. So I became a bit of a pig geek.
This is a disease caused by a small ricketsial bacterium called Eperythrozoonosis suis which attaches to the surface of red blood cells and sometimes destroys them. The pig may then become anaemic and the products left after the destruction of the cells may cause jaundice. Clinical disease is more commonly seen in young growing pigs, however it can also cause reproductive problems in the breeding herd.