December 18th is National Suckling Pig Day
Ancient recipes of suckling pig date back to Roman and Chinese cuisine.
Suckling pig is also known as “lechon,” a pork dish that is the national dish of Philippines and Puerto Rico.
In Asia, suckling pig is eaten for important parties such as weddings.
European countries enjoy goose with their suckling pig dish. These two are often served traditionally for Christmas.
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.
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.
1965 ‘Taste Of Honey’ by Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass is #1 on the charts.
1988 Pillsbury Co. is acquired by the British company Grand Metropolitan PLC, a food and spirits conglomerate.
1991 The ‘International Project to Save the Brazilian Rainforests’ was launched.
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