The Nasty Bits

So there I was pottering around in the kitchen preparing dinner the other night. A nice piece of belly pork was on the menu, lovely. I took it out of the fridge and unwrapped it then placed it in the roasting tray and started to rub it with salt. Then I saw something that stopped me dead in my tracks. Something I hadn’t encountered before and was not prepared for. There, along the belly were the nipples you sometimes see. Bear with me, this was not the part I was unprepared for. I’d come across nipples on pieces of pork belly before and, hey, I’m a grown-up, I can cope with a few animal nipples – just about. But this, this was one step too far. As I ran my eyes further along I saw, just by the nipples……..hairs. Several of them. Ewwww, this I could NOT handle. Hence a quick exit from me and a shout to Rob.

Rob offered to cut the nipples and offending hairs off and I readily agreed. I have to say I couldn’t watch though. When Rob picked up the knife and approached the meat I winced and protectively wrapped my arms around my boobs, making another sharp exit. I know, I know, I’m pathetic.



  1. Rachel
    February 3, 2007 / 10:00 am

    That’s totally gross!

  2. Pebbles
    February 4, 2007 / 3:33 am

    Not pathetic at all! I would have lost it…then tossed it…
    You have made me chuckle, though. Thanks!

  3. Alanna
    December 4, 2007 / 7:40 pm

    Oh dear! I remember having a similar reaction with frogs’ legs: who KNEW they had bones? “Well, of course legs have bones, Alanna!” But I’d missed that idea and was completely grossed out. Hope you get over it!

  4. Valentina
    December 5, 2007 / 9:10 am

    It is not pathetic at all.Why don’t they get rid of the hair before putting the pieces out for sale? Hair is pretty unhyginic to say the least.

  5. Ros
    December 5, 2007 / 1:35 pm

    The idea of the nipples being approahed with a knife made me wince too, which is funny because I’ve been more than happy to pullthe guts out of a pheasant etc. I guess we ladies get sensitive about certain things!

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