April Bloomfield’s A Girl and Her Pig: Recipes and Stories – the hilarious reviews
WHAT are the critics saying about British-born, New York-based chef April Bloomfield’s A Girl and Her Pig: Recipes and Stories? If you like eating pigs, it promises to be cracking read. Her intro even offers the chance to chortle: “When I was girl, I wanted to be a policewoman…”
She turned to another kind of piggery for a career. On Amazon, though, many are outraged and upset. The reviews are memorable.
Pity the piglets:
This is the most disgusting cover and should be taken out from any book display… The cover of this book is absolutely disgusting, revolting and insensitive… I don’t think I can hold it in my hand without cringing, and I cannot imagine the “book” being displayed where young children are present.
I read no more:
This is the most disgusting cover and should be taken out from any book display.The killing of animal for food is a fact of life but doesnt need to be shown as a trophee. In fact as soon as it appear on Amazon, it simply put me off culinary book altogether. I am a regular customer of cook books but i have to say that this put me off completely to buy anything for a long time – Nash
I saw this book in a bookstore and felt bad for the poor pig, what angered me next was a woman who dragged her young daughter over to see it and they both laughed. What the hell is wrong with people when they find dead animals amusing? I really wanted to slap both of them! It’s a very sad world we live in - Gail Witham
What a tasteless, insensitive, repulsive cover. Dead baby animal on display. Don’t bother to argue that is what meat is. Graveyards are full of corpses. I don’t need to see photos of them displayed on the cemetary walls – CBC
I’m not pigist but…:
I would lose my appetite everytime I picked up this cookbook to prepare anything from it.
I’m not a chef. I’m an ordinary person who likes to cook and entertain. I do handle larger cuts of meat and poultry that I cut up myself. I’ve cleaned freshly caught fish…
This is America, the land of free speech and the right to express an opinion… I am not willing to spend my money on a product that carelessly displays a dead animal for commercial appeal - Cathy
Do judge a book by its cover:
Poor pig that got murdered. I find the cover distasteful. Dont judge a book by it’s covers? In this case, I have! - Don Grego
The Malaysian sequel- A Girl and her Puppy:
It saddens me to see a book so casually flaunting a killed pig. Actually, this is only a piglet.. several weeks old. Would this be so acceptable had it been a calf (“veal”), or better yet a puppy? – L. Jorgensen
SHAME ON APRIL BLOOMFIELD FOR HOLDING A TORTURED AND KILLED INNOCENT PIG ACROSS HER SHOULDERS LIKE A PRIZE! A GIRL AND HER PIG? THE TITLE SOUNDS AS IF SHE HAS KILLED HER OWN BELOVED PET TO SATISFY HER SALIVARY GLANDS! DISGUSTING! I HOPE THIS COVER TURNS OFF MANY POTENTIAL BUYERS! SHE DESERVES THE CHOLESTEROL AND ALL THE COMPLICATIONS IT BRINGS! – LUCKY TO LIVE IN LA (LA,CA)
Who else if off to buy one, then..?