pork belly


Definition of pork belly 

: an uncured side of pork

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Mexico plans to tax U.S. exports of pork bellies, applies, cranberries, grapes, and some cheeses and steel, according to the Washington Post. Jasper Scherer, San Antonio Express-News, "Hurd calls Trump’s tariffs on allies “ridiculous,” warns about eroding coalitions," 31 May 2018 The restaurant will have dim sum dishes on the menu, including steamed buns with a variety of fillings such as pork belly, Korean spicy beef and spicy chicken, and Cantonese siu mai, the pork and shrimp dumplings. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Former RuYi chef to open Momo Mee in Harbor District," 25 June 2018 What should have been a master class mixed grill of sausage, pork belly, quail and tenderloin steak for two was a $44 unsightly pile of undercooked fowl, flabby steak, stiff pork and grocery caliber kielbasa. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Maverick Texas Brasserie a new star for Southtown," 19 Apr. 2018 The most distinctive dish at Smoke, however, is a Tex-Mex twist on barbecue: a trio of tacos topped with smoked pork belly and mango salsa. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Smoke BBQ brings a legitimate barbecue contender to downtown Audubon," 10 July 2018 Among the standouts are the manila clams with fish sauce, chilies and miso paste with butter served over egg noodles, and the bo ssam, crispy pork belly wrapped in perilla leaves and served with an Asian pear kimchi. Cynthia Durcanin, New York Times, "A San Francisco Museum Restaurant That Is on Theme," 23 June 2018 The queso dip makes for a great starter, and the pork belly, shrimp and vegetable tacos appear to be the most popular entrees. Special To The Oregonian, OregonLive.com, "Gerry Frank's picks: Both food and drink draw customers to Xicha Brewing in Salem," 5 May 2018 On a recent Thursday night, Zema Truck was on hand whipping up a serious spread of arepas, and Filipino food truck Spoon & Pork was serving a special lechon kawali, crispy pork belly over rice. Jean Trinh, Los Angeles Magazine, "What to Eat, Drink, and See at Yamashiro Night Market," 30 Apr. 2018 In the open kitchen, chef Deuki Hong showed his crew how to plate the night’s specials, such as clam noodles with miso butter and crispy pork belly bo ssam. Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Asian Art Museum takes a risk with young star chef’s destination cafe," 6 June 2018

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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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