"Baby back ribs" is a marketing term. The North American Meat Processors Association
wholesale meat buyers guide has no listing for such a thing. It does, of course list and illustrate back ribs,
which is the section of the rib bones between the spare ribs and the spine of the hog. Those are the short, thick and sturdy retail ribs with a bit more of a curve to them, and they are wide where they connect to the spine.
Anyway, there a couple of things marketed as baby back ribs. The really tiny ones with the straight bones are not ribs at all, as chickenplucker
post edited by MiamiDon - 2011/05/23 15:57:43