Culinary holidays just don’t get more impressive than National Crown Roast of Pork Day! You know the dish, it’s the one where the ribs are stood up to form a circle with the little tiny hats on the ends. It’s time to get the courage to give it a go, and why not, a whole day has been set aside!
History of National Crown Roast of Pork Day
The pig is one of the oldest forms of livestock since approximately 5000 BC! Its relative was the wild boar. It was domesticated in the East and to this day is the most eaten meat in the world. There has been more to the pig through the years other than its meat as well. Pigs have very sensitive noses and are able to sniff out truffles which are a very expensive fungus used in gourmet cooking. They also helped with the farming by breaking up the soil that was to be plowed.
Knowing that this animal has been around through so much history gives us an idea how long people have been creatively cooking pork. You can easily picture an impressive crown roast of pork being presented on a royal table. Perhaps the “crown” was a nod to that idea. You can say that people have been celebrating National Crown Roast of Pork Day for hundreds of years.
How to celebrate National Crown Roast of Pork Day
To celebrate National Crown Roast of Pork Day it is vital that you make friends with your butcher! For a dish this special, you will want the best cut of meat you can get your hands on and you will not find a crown roast at the supermarket. This is something that you should call ahead for. Having a friendly butcher will come in handy if you are not up to the task of “frenching” and tying your crown roast. The technique of frenching the bones means to cut away the meat so that a portion of the bone is bare.
When the ribs are tied together to make the crown, there is a space in the center. Typically, a stuffing is served in middle. Does your family have a favorite recipe? This could be a good time to try something new. There are many recipes available with a quick search of the internet that will have you spinning with inspiration!
There are other ways to celebrate as well if you are crafty or have children who love to make things. Since the day has a crown theme going, why not create crowns for each of your guests to wear? Make your table a royal table for the evening! Easily the theme could be carried to your desserts and decorations! No matter how you decide to decorate, you will be sure to dazzle your friends and family with this culinary creation! Take the leap and head on down to the butcher today and get planning for National Crown Roast of Pork Day, you won’t be disappointed!