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This little pig didn't go to market—yet. It lives down on the farm near the antebellum Atlanta mansion that Betty Talmadge once shared with her ex-husband Georgia Senator Herman Talmadge. During her 35-year marriage, which ended last February, Betty helped run a family ham-curing business and was known in Southern circles for her ability to whip up a mean dish of black-eyed peas with ham hocks or baked cheese grits. Now she has jotted down her family secrets in a book called How to Cook a Pig and Other Back-to-the-Farm Recipes (Simon &...

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