pork belly


Definition of pork belly 

: an uncured side of pork

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Eat: Brine The menu at Brine consists of unique interpretations of top-notch meats and fresh seafood; take, for example, the clam chowder that switches bacon bits for soft slices of pork belly. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips From Boston," 9 Aug. 2018 At the Washington, D.C., location of José Andrés’s Mediterranean restaurant, chef Michael Costa turns out modern takes on regional favorites like pork belly souvlaki with jalapeno zhoug and adana kebabs. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "The Secret to This Dish's Deep Flavor," 18 Oct. 2018 Start with a tamal, a hearty breakfast dish made from corn flour, chickpeas, chicken, pork belly and egg wrapped and steamed in a plantain leaf that imbues the meat with addictive, custardy flavour. Claudia Mcneilly, Vogue, "Bogotá, Colombia, Is an Irresistible Dining Destination," 14 Jan. 2018 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

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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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