Foods & Culinary

All about ‘Pig’: the Nicolas Cage film about truffles, cooks and a stolen pig

Not every year the film of the summer is a food film, but Nicolas Cage has blessed us with it pig: Director Michael Sarnoski’s feature film debut, in which Cage plays a truffle-fed chef who lives in Oregon until his truffle pig is roughly stolen from him. Returning to the dark Portland, Oregon restaurant scene, he faces some serious personal demons. (This isn’t a spoiler: that’s all in the trailer.)

Most of the film was shot on location and star PDX chef Gabriel Rucker created a typical dish for Cage that he could cook in the film.

If the premise sounds like John Wick, Do not be fooled. Critics, many of whom have raved about the film and Cage’s performance, note that pig is much stranger and smaller than its trailer promises. And it’s the only movie I want to talk about.

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