It’s thick, pure, not-rendered, cured slabs of swine fatback. Just like the kind Southern Ruskies, Belorussians and Ukrainians slice and put on bread (Via Animal New York).
In fact, they love it so much they dedicated an entire museum to pork fat.
The Museum of Salo features posters of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow with his sword holding several fatbacks, sculptures of pig heads and of female breasts all made from pork fat.
Beware the risk of salo overdose – or swine flu.
We can’t understand what’s being said in this news clip on the new museum, but it’s worth a watch to see some of the incredible things one can create from pork fat.