We have come across quite a few market oddities during our travels in Central America – a basket of live iguanas tied-up and ready to be cooked in Leon; fried grasshoppers and the last squeal of a pig’s life in Oaxaca – but never anything like this! As we wandered through a market in the Tuscan city of Lucca, admiring the fresh olives, international collections of sea salt, and fresh rosemary… we stumbled upon a stuffed boar’s head, set proudly between olive oil and Chianti wine at a delicatessen stand.
Is boar’s head an integral ingredient in Tuscan cooking? We felt terrible for this otherwise powerful creature, and seeing its head almost literally on a platter felt even more strange considering we had just had a rare spotting of a live wild boar on our first night in Tuscany the day before. Poor thing!
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