When we were invited to Hudson Ranch last week and learned that Chez Panisse sourced their pork from there, we knew we had to go. Their heritage breed pigs nibbled at our pants and snorted in our faces. For us city folk, it was fascinating to see how agile they were in their rocky terrain, ceaselessly searching for acorns and roots. The mama of many of them was 740 pounds and tame enough to hold eye contact. These were all kind beasts, which rendered us solemn as we prepared to take one home, not alive, for our Silverlake Wine Tasting. For those of you who eat pork, this is the most humane way to do so and a standard we should all insist upon by way of our purchasing power so as to end corporate meat processing plants that dominate this country's food industry (see expanded description here).