Category Archives: First You Need a Pig

Does a Roasted Pig Really Need a Pedigree

What type of pig should you roast? How should you pick out a pig? Does it need papers? As with most pig roasters, when we first started roasting whole pigs, we would simply find a local farmer who raised pigs and trust his judgement. And we got good results that way. Some pigs were fattier than others but overall, we never went wrong letting our local farmer select one for us. However a few years ago I stumbled across a farmer …

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“Did You Leave The Head On It?”

One of the most popular questions I’m asked when I talk about having a whole pig roast is, “Did you leave the head on it?”. I regretfully answer that to keep peace in our family, I’ve found the easy route is to have the butcher remove the head. Before I got married and became more civilized (heh, heh), our pig roast always was with the head on it. Then I discovered a better use for the head rather than decoration …

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