[Sca-cooks] Boarshead was Decadence menu

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sat Dec 19 17:45:34 PST 2009

I am sure this was a safety concern. I am not exactly sure
how the head had been preserved prior to being served.
Given the rise of the concerns over prions and brains,
it might be for the best.


On Dec 19, 2009, at 7:19 PM, Adele M wrote:

> Johnna Holloway wrote:
>> The feasts that I have been at that served a boar's head all used
>> the head of a pig and faked the tusks. The last one I saw served
>> was painted gold with spray paint. It had been boiled and was never  
>> intended to be eaten.
> What a waste!!
> I've been to several feasts that had pig's heads, and the neck and  
> cheeks are delicious for those who take the trouble to get them.   
> I've also been to one that had a proper wild boar's head, very black  
> and bristly (and the rest of the boar, roasted and with pepper sauce).
> -- 
> Antonia di Benedetto Calvo

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