Our chest freezer is now well-stocked with ground pork, bratwurst, chops, roasts, hocks, bacon, and a fully cooked ham. To mark this bountiful harvest, this post is dedicated to pork. Here are a few factoids about this fun and flavorful protein.
But how did this come to be when lamb is considered the traditional Easter entree in many other parts of the world? After all, lambs and sheep are featured physically and figuratively in the Christian faith. Several factors contributed to this split in tradition, but before I cover these, let’s cover a few basics about ham.