Berkeley High's BBQ Club roasted an entire pig on campus on Thursday. Photos: Andy Spear

At the risk of alienating every vegetarian and vegan reader we have — something we definitely do not want to do — we bring you more carnivorous capers (on the heels of this story about a new gourmet butcher in Berkeley, and this story about a charcuterie business launch).

Students at Berkeley High have become accustomed to eating the fruits of the weekly Seniors BBQ Club — a popular club which, rather astonishingly for this otherwise egalitarian city is restricted to male students. [Ed: Glad to say a correction is in order here: we are reliably informed girls are not only allowed in to the BBQ Club, but are currently active members in it.]

Thursday saw a special feast with the roasting of an entire pig on campus. Citizen reporter Andy Spear sent in these photos of the major culinary production in action.

Berkeley High Principal Pasquale Scuderi carves the pig at the BBQ

Because cooking an entire pig takes time, the chefs were up early — as early as 3:30am we understand — and, to show solidarity, BHS Principal Pasquale Scuderi was up at the crack of dawn too to help out and to do the carving honors.

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