According to the Chinese zodiac, this is the Year of the Snake. But according to top chefs, it's hands-down the Year of the Boar. Formerly the obscure fare of hunters and fairy-tale characters, it's now popping up on urban menus everywhere. Can't rest so easy anymore, my wild porcine friend:
The twelfth and final animal in the Chinese zodiac is the plump, jolly boar. Legend has it that the boar was the last animal to finish the race that decided the order of the Chinese zodiac signs, as he stopped off along the way to eat a meal. But how does this translate to the personalities of people born in the Year of the Boar?
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