Lard of a Lifetime

Eliza Kinkz • Redwood City, CA

Eliza Kinkz is an animator/illustrator/fancy cheese partier. Her latest animation film “Chocolate Milk” is currently playing at film festivals. You can offer her peach jam and high fives at elizakinkz.com.

You can find “Lard of a Lifetime” and four other memoirs on “Pork and Identity” in the ‘Meat Up’ section of issue 17 of Meatpaper.

At age four, I watched as the ladle dripped sausage gravy all over the hot butter biscuits and felt more baptized at that moment than I ever have since. By the time I reached age six I knew my Abuelita’s chorizo and eggs could cure any ailment. Every day, the year I turned eight, I prayed that my mother would fix a bacon quiche for dinner. These are my crispy recollections of my religious years, as seen through my love of pork.

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