[Sca-cooks] Hello, Intorducing myself

Judith Epstein judith at ipstenu.org
Wed Dec 9 14:16:54 PST 2009

On 9 Dec 2009, at 2:57 PM, Antonia Calvo wrote:

> Craig Daniel wrote:
>> Of course, that cuisine wouldn't include any versions with hogs even
>> if a thousand new sources turned up for it, considering the dominant
>> religious beliefs of the area...
> You never know.  Presumably Spanish Christians continued to eat pork.

They did. As it was told to me (told verbally, in a synagogue class for which of course there was no note-taking because it took place on Shabbat, so no, I can't document it), pork eating was one of the ways that the Jewish conversos to Catholicism had to prove their new allegiance to Christianity and their abandonment of their Jewishness; Inquisitors would look specifically for evidence that someone eschewed pork (among other things, of course).
D'vorah, mka Judith Epstein
Master Albrecht Waldfurster's Egg
Middle Kingdom, Midlands, Ayreton, Tree-Girt-Sea (Chicago, IL)
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