(Closed) A tacky pig?

posted 10 years ago in Food
  • poll: Tacky?

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  • Post # 62
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Personally I would have no issue with it.  If you cant handle seeing  a dead animal being cooked/butchered, than you shouldnt be eating one.  It is your wedding and you know your guests better than any of us, do what you think is right.

    Post # 63
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    You are in MN, right?  So, it is definitely okay in the midwest. 

    Post # 64
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    it sounds like your family might be similar to mine.. if roasted a whole pig and no one saw it being cut, they may accuse you of having it brought in!! lol, were redneck so i think it’s a-okay!

    Post # 65
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    in puerto rico pig roast are very common. actually you can find one in any celebration. im use to it and love to see that. if you like it then go for it!

    Post # 66
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    honestly i LOVE pig roasts!!!! its always my fav part of luaus and you KNOW the meat is fresh!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

     

    so im all for it… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 67
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    How coincidental!  I was just at a wedding last night where they brought out a whole pig roast, and yes it had an apple in its mouth!  They poured something flammable on the pig and lit a three-second fire before serving it.  I don’t particularly like seeing a whole animal being cut up like that, so I just waited until it was completely carved and the “bones” were taken away before I plated up.  I think it’s a neat thing to make your wedding memorable.  The squeamish can look away.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 68
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @shab0inka  If you cant handle seeing  a dead animal being cooked/butchered, than you shouldnt be eating one.

    AMEN – so true ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 69
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    875 posts
    Busy bee

    I’ve been to pig roasts for graduation and other celebratory events including a semi formal wedding.  In that case, the pig was roasted out in the parking lot of the ballroom as a gift from some close friends of the bride and groom who knew that they loved roast pork.  It wasn’t on display as a whole pig.  I think it definitely depends on your event and your crowd.  Obviously some big city people are going to be uncomfortable with meat on display as they are more familiar with the politically correct position of watching out for the vegetarian.  However if your crowd is familiar with pig roasts in general and understands that a roasted pig is traditionally presented with an apple it it’s mouth.  It’s totally appropriate!  Hope you have fun planning the rest of your wedding!

    Post # 70
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    to be honest. i find it gross and repulsive. its so rude to the animal. not only is everyone eating it but you have the pigs head on a platter with an apple in its mouth. i am not a vegartian but i think this is disgusting. i would not be able to eat. just my opinion…it really depends on your crowd. 

    Post # 71
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    It honestly wouldn’t bother me at all. I’m from the south and I’ve been to countless “pig pickins” in my time, but I can certaintly see how some people would feel a tad bit grossed out. Perhaps for a wedding, I would hide the hog!

    Post # 72
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    holy smokes, this got out of control people! she was asking honest opinions… did you miss the memo “please avoid personal attacks and snarkiness“? really??? give me a break, i don’t condemn you for not eating meat, so let’s not make a spectacle over someone else’s culture. you could have just voted, we didn’t need your unappealing attitude.

    Post # 73
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    Bumble bee

    In my culture, it’s much more respectful to have the animal on display, because it connects people to the loss associated with their food. I think if a person chooses to eat meat (and I do) it’s important to realize that an animal died to feed you.

     

    Post # 74
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I avoided this thread thus far because I had nothing to say that hadn’t already been said.

    BUT @brittanymichelle- I don’t think that the thread has dissolved in personal attacks and snarkiness. There are a couple of posts that are rather heated and may have crossed the line, but the vast majority of the bees voiced there opinion in a respectful way. I do not think the thread got out of hand. In general, people were not disrepectful of the culture. Most of the posters gave a nod to the fact that it is socially acceptable in a lot of cultures.

    I feel like I should add an opinion if I’m going to post so here goes. I, personally, do not eat pork and don’t really like the idea of seeing the whole animal on the table. It kind of gives me the heebee-jeebees. I like the idea that some of the bees mentioned of having the roast going on in a seperate place. That way, the guests who would not like it could avoid it and the guests who enjoyed it could feel free to do so.

    Post # 75
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I wouldnt think twice about it if I saw a pig on display at a pig roast…. I dont think I have ever went to one and they didnt have it some where. If you think it might be a big deal to someone maybe put it to the side?

    Post # 76
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    zippylef  –  well since it’s all about personal opinions, IMO, it’s offensive(others posts), not even my post but i was offended at the way some people attacked meat eaters, and yes i do feel that was what happened. this post got out of control

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