What Is the Tradition of an Apple in a Pig's Mouth?

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There are a couple of theories on what the tradition is of an apple being in the mouth of a roasting pig. Some say it is simply to keep the mouth open while roasting. Other say it is because once upon a time, pigs were fed apples to make them fat. It became a tradition to put the apple in the mouth as a way to portray the life and death cycle of the pig.
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A suckling pig is not yet weaned from its mother and is a popular choice for this dish. Its meat is extremely tender, and at approximately 20 pounds, it is small enough to be handled
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The custom goes back at least 800 years. It may have to do with
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The apple isn't applied until after the end of the roasting process. There's no room for it in spit roasting: the spit comes out of the pig's mouth. A roasted apple would be brown
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From what I know it's to absorb the smell of the Pork. The pork smell is very strong. Normally I use cloves and apples. After you can turn the apple into sauce. :This probably seems
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