Barry Estabrook

Barry Estabrook, author of the bestselling book Tomatoland, explores the dark side of the American pork industry in his new book Pig’s Tale: An Omnivore’s Guide to Sustainable Meat. Drawing on his personal experience raising pigs, Estabrook covers the range of the human-porcine experience. He embarks on nocturnal feral pig hunts in Texas, visits farmers who raise animals in vast confinement barns, and he describes the threat of infectious disease and the possible contamination of our food supply. In Pig Tales, Estabrook shows that it’s possible to raise pigs responsibly and respectfully in a way that is good for producers, consumers, and some of the top chefs in America.