A Trespass of Swine

the Porkopolis blog

Considerations of humanity and hogritude, because an insufficiency of pigs is one of the great faults of all that the gods have made manifest to man.

Christmas Sucking Pig

So come on all both great and small and listen to my lay
As I tell you of the sucking pig we ate on Christmas Day!

Leyendecker-dinner-served

If you ever thought you could (maybe) roast a sucking pig for a holiday occasion, here is some inspiration before you start scouring the interwebs for recipes.

Porkopolis presents three works of poetical cookery suitable as poems, ballads or put to music as songs.

We all know you will probably bail on the pig cooking once you research it. But bolstered with a wee bit of Holiday Cheer, you can regale your guests with what might have been. These works are intended for entertaining in a public presentation, so have at it…

And, if your purse, palate and piety allow it,
don’t forget the pork.

Editor’s Note:

The image above, Dinner Is Served, was adapted from the U.S. illustrator J.C. Leyendecker’s cover illustration for the Saturday Evening Post magazine edition of December 2, 1911.

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