Today's Reason to Celebrate

December 18, 2024 is

National Roast Suckling Pig Day

Today is National Roast Suckling Pig Day! Did you know that it typically takes two days to fully prepare and roast a pig? It's difficult to imagine that anyone would actually have the time to roast a pig during the hectic holiday season! Nevertheless, roast suckling pigs are an iconic holiday dish, often depicted as the centerpiece of a massive feast.

A suckling pig is a young piglet that has not yet been weaned from its mother. Young piglets are considered a delicacy because their meat is very tender compared to older pigs. A suckling pig can range anywhere from 9 to 20 pounds, depending on how many people you intend to feed.

There are various recipes for suckling pig that can be traced back to Ancient Rome and China. Today, pig roasts are a popular tradition in cultures all around the world. To celebrate National Roast Suckling Pig Day, start gathering the necessary ingredients for the roasted pig centerpiece of your holiday feast!

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