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Ancient recipes of suckling pig date back to Roman and Chinese cuisine.

 

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Suckling pig is also known as “lechon,” a pork dish that is the national dish of Philippines and Puerto Rico.

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In Asia, suckling pig is eaten for important parties such as weddings.

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European countries enjoy goose with their suckling pig dish. These two are often served traditionally for Christmas.

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In the U.S., suckling pig is a traditional dish in Cajun cuisine especially during the Cochon de Lait festival where sucking pigs are roasted.

 

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Today’s Food History

1829 Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine de Monet, Chevalier de Lamarck died. A French naturalist, he believed in the inheritance of acquired traits. He was the first to draw an evolutionary diagram. Some of his ideas influenced Darwin.

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