Southern Hog Bay Recipes is an all pork cookbook that leaves you cooking everything but the squeal! When Newton First Committee contacted the ABDR Advisory Board about putting on a hog bay in Newton, Texas, they jumped all over it. It would be called the Annual James Bean Memorial Newton County Hog Bay Show Down, after Mary Lou Mott’s son, James, who passed away March 28, 2002. It seemed only fitting because of his passion for the sport of hog baying, something that ran in the family – after all, his paw-paw was named Hog Skinner! Alongside inventive recipes, you will experience a Hog Bay Showdown in Newton County, Texas. The type of wild hogs they are up against will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. The yipping and squealing will keep you cooking…or not. National Hog Bayers and their dogs, such as Catahoula and Black Mouth Cur, hog the spotlight with their perfect scores. The recipe Fatback to go will keep you High On The Hog through out the cookbook, and you will be wondering Who Let The Hogs Out. While the Hog Bayers are hoofin’ it on stage to get their trophy, you will be in Hog Heaven eating your Pork Kabob. Just as you think the hog bay is over here comes Roger Wiegand with a long pig tale.