Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter ham. Why is it?

Robin cooked a ham for this Easter. This tradition may actually be rooted in Paganism. Origin of Easter Ham

I noticed the Cookhouse was also having ham on the menu. How do you all feel? Is it wrong to have turkey? Or prime rib? (Or Tofu for you vegans.)

17 comments:

Eric V. Kirk said...

We had cornish game hens with wild rice stuffing.

Anonymous said...

I had steak

Anonymous said...

We had a baked chicken. Next Sunday we will have ham because my son is on leave from Iraq. Then we'll have ham. But to answer your question, why ham? I think because after Thanksgiving and Christmas everyone is pretty burned out on turkey.....

Carson Park Ranger said...
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Carson Park Ranger said...

Xmas is a rip-off of pagan rituals in its entirety, and Easter has lots of pagan and commercial borrowings (easter bunnies, easter cards, colored eggs, chocolate, ham, dinner with the folks etc). We can assume that the Easter Mass was, at least, a Christian original.

We had lamb and lots of cabernet franc. No Mass, thank God.

Anonymous said...

I thought Easter was all about chocolate bunnies and colored eggs. Now you're telling me it's a religious holiday. I'm agnostic, so I really couldn't care less what anybody eats on Easter. Even if I was religious, I wouldn't care. Let people eat what they want.

Anonymous said...

Did Jesus eat pork?

He was Jewish, so we can be certain he did not eat ham as a child. But after he began his ministry, did the eating of pork become acceptable?

Many questions arise, but I will leave them unstated for the meantime.

Anonymous said...

ancient word for spring is "eastre" from the time of pagan religions which are still alive to some degree today...after all the catholic church uses many pagan traditions...priests look like druids to me.Anyway you had ham I had a tv dinner. Mary

Anonymous said...

Ancient jews didn't eat pig because of health reasons; trichinosis was widespread 2000 years ago. Since the pig we eat nowadays does not have trichinosis, many jewish people that are not orthodox now eat pig.

Carson Park Ranger said...

"...the pig we eat nowadays does not have trichinosis..."

Again, food brings us back to the subject of faith.

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that Richard had ham, turkey, roast beef, goose, rice, potatoes, yams, stuffing, biscuits, pumpkin pie, apple pie, berry pie, cake, and ice cream ... and he was still hungry afterwards!

samoasoftball said...

4:26- This is a lie! I never ate no Yams! Curse you! (I was still hungry though.)

Anonymous said...

"Ancient jews didn't eat pig because of health reasons; trichinosis was widespread 2000 years ago."

With all due respect, the Ancient Jews prohibited the eating of pork because they said their God called it an abomination. Their God also said eating crabmeat, shrimp, oysters, lobster, and a number of other foods was an abomination. And as we all know by now, Their God said it was an abomination for men to have sex with each other. I don't think their God thought lesbian sex was possible because if He had, He probably would have called that an abomination, too.

Greg said...

It wasn't Ferndale Pizza. We still need to set a date.

Anonymous said...

Maybe their God called it an abomination beacause the pigs had trichinosis. Maybe God also planned for us to evolve from Apes.

Anonymous said...

Their God didn't say anything. All the holy books were written by man, not God. Perhaps the person or persons that wrote the holy books knew that eating pork was unhealthy and said it was an abomination in order to keep people from eating pork and getting sick. You would have to be an idiot to believe everything you read, especially if it was written by a religious fanatic.

samoasoftball said...

Hey Greg! Maybe after the CEC next at Ferndale Pizza? Robin and I will be there.