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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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bushpig Potamochoerus porcus, an African animal which belongs to the pig family, Suidae, and is related to the larger warthog. The bushpig is also known as Red River hog in W. Africa and sometimes as bosvark in S. Africa.

The meat of this animal, like that of the warthog, can be cooked like pork but does not taste like pork.