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Say What Pork Butt?

Ever wonder why the popular pulled pork cut of meat: the butt is called the butt even though it comes from the shoulder? Well apparently back in the pre-revolutionary day in America’s Boston, less popular cuts of the pig, such as the shoulder, were packed away casks or barrels, also known as “butts,” to ship. Soon the name caught on, and the cut was called the “Boston Butt.”  The real butt is a highly prized part of the pig and is used for hams and even better prosciutto or “jamón.”

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