(Closed) why the PIG?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Do you like to see your foods face when you eat it???
    yes sure its normal around here!!!!! : (29 votes)
    23 %
    Its kinda gross but i dont think anything really of it, it wouldn't bother me much. : (36 votes)
    29 %
    it is gross. I do not like to see a animals face while i'm eating it. : (55 votes)
    44 %
    other : (4 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    There are different cultures in which this would be acceptable.  Basically, it may seem “gross” to you, but to other people, it may be pretty common/ expected.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We won’t have it at our wedding, but it’s actually very common on my FI’s side (they are from Argentina and love a good pig roast!)… I can see how it would gross you out though!!

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Honestly, I wouldn’t think twice about seeing a pig roast, I’ve been to many of them. I grew up in a rural farming/ranching community; everyone around there is well aware of where their food comes from.

    My Future Sister-In-Law isn’t engaged yet, but I know she wants to have a pig roast when she gets married.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Eating a pig roast is no different from having bacon or pork chops. It’s from the same animal and it’s still the same meat. At least pig roasts are ‘honest’ and you can see what you’re eating.

    I think society today is too far removed from the origins of food, it’s almost like meat has been sanitized and people forget that the nice chicken breast wrapped up in packaging is actually from an animal…just a thought.

     

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I also don’t love having the head on my meat when I eat it…be it a pig head, a fish head, or even little shrimp eyes.  It’s not that I don’t understand where food comes from (I even hunt), I just don’t love having it look at me while I eat 🙂

    Having said that, I’ve been to a lot of pig roasts, and believe me I’m still able to enjoy the tasty goodness.   Fiance would TOTALLY do a pig roast if the location lended itself.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @hzleys100:  I’m sorry, but you made me really laugh…. “and he looks dead.”  That’s because he is dead – like every other animal you’re eating (whether you see the whole animal or not).

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee

    No problem here.   People eat lobsters with heads.  They are bigger, but they are a whole animal not much different.  Its more of a laid back atmosphere a pig roast, but that is up to the party thrower to decide what kind of event they want.  I think they are a lot of fun. 

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I am having a pig roast at my Fiance wishes.  But the cooker will be out back and the meat will be served already on a platter with no head.  My wedding is in July so it goes along with the summer.  I don’t find the head scary, its the backend where they take out the tail and the exit parts.  That is pretty disturbing to me!!

    Post # 14
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I feel like it’s a culteral thing. And being jewish, so not my culture. It grosses me out.

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I like a good pig roast.  It doesn’t really bother me to see the whole pig as long as its not actually on my plate.  I am fine going up to a carving station or whatever with the head, getting my piece of meat, and going on my way.  

    I think if I ever did it for cultural reasons or whatever I would make sure to have plenty of other options if people weren’t comfortable with it.  

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We will be doing a pig roast. We haven’t worked out the logistics yet and may have it served on platters. For me, the visual doesn’t really bother me and the meat is sooo delicious, but I understand there may be some guests who will have an issue with it.

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