The biggest problem with this book is that the topic is hopelessly broad. Or did Rogers really expect to be able to cover every single food product coming from a pig in a single 100 page book? That wouldn't even be enough space to do justice to ham. The end result is a quick fire chronology of how pig products were eaten, sorted by region. It's really barely more than a list of pig dishes. Rogers would have been much better served to concentrate on sausages or hams, anything more narrow.