pork belly


Definition of pork belly

: an uncured side of pork

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Done in cartoonish Day of the Dead style, the image is one of the many homages to Mexico, along with the pink-green-blue-yellow color palette and selection of tacos (from beef tongue to pork belly) on the menu. Seth Sherwood, New York Times, "Five Places to Go in Bangkok," 11 Apr. 2018 Come with friends on Thursday nights for trivia, chow down on tacos (fish, avocado, pork belly), and don't leave without grabbing a couple of growlers to go. Kristin Luna, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Nashville," 4 Mar. 2018 Pubbelly Noodle Bar Pork’s the star at Pubbelly, with a whole section of the menu dedicated to it, including the McBelly, a BBQ pork belly sandwich with kimchee and pickles. Jennifer M. Wood, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Restaurants in Miami," 2 Mar. 2018 In sisig baboy, the chef, Carmen Sta Maria (pronounced Santa Maria), foregoes the usual pig ears, jowl and snout for pork belly and crumbled chicharrón, to evoke the crunch, if not the chewiness, of cartilage. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "A Filipino Specialty Best Paired With a Brew in the East Village," 5 July 2018 The kawarma lamb neck, cured in baharat spice for days, then rendered in its own steam for hours, is lamb’s tender answer to pork belly. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Fishtown's Suraya is one of the most exciting new dining destinations of the year," 22 June 2018 Silver Trenasse's chef Matt Farmer Braised pork belly with smoked oysters, creamed spinach gnocchi and roasted mushroom duxelle. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "Going to a NOWFE's grand tasting? The winning dishes are....," 22 May 2018 Zinc Bistro Tempting starters include pork belly with vegetable ratatouille ($16); and Creekstone steak tartare served with Noble anchovy toast ($18). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "French restaurants in Phoenix to celebrate Bastille Day," 9 July 2018 The chef has a knack for finding eclectic flavors that pair surprisingly well together, like pork belly with citrus salad and the namesake state bird (quail) with provisions. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "32 Best Restaurants in San Francisco," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of pork belly

1904, in the meaning defined above

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Financial Definition of pork belly

What It Is

Pork Bellies are a major commodity traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

How It Works

Pork bellies are a commodity of pork products traded as a futures contract on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange since 1961. The unit of the commodity is 20 tons of frozen, trimmed bellies. Pork bellies are able to be flash frozen after slaughter and held for a long time in storage. The prices of the futures contracts for pork bellies depend on the inventory and the season demand for pork products, which can be quite predictable.

Why It Matters

Because of the cyclical nature of the demand for pork products in a variety of strong U.S. and international markets, the purchase (and sale) of pork bellies futures can be a reliable investment strategy.  It is very similar to the way natural gas futures tend to rise right before winter, when traders expect the demand for heat (for homes and businesses) to increase.

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