[Sca-cooks] Boarshead was Decadence menu

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sun Dec 20 04:22:34 PST 2009

If I recall, the cook went to pick up all the other meats
at the butcher and was explaining what it was she was doing
and he mentioned he just butchered a hog -- did she want the head?
It had been tossed. So she took it and it became a real, non-edible
subtletie. This is what I remember anyway. It wasn't purchased to be  

In certain quarters in this country there are concerns over various
conditions caused or believed to be caused by prions.
is this odd story about slaughterhouses and pig's brains.
There's also
chronic wasting disease which is showing up in deer and elk.


On Dec 19, 2009, at 9:03 PM, Adele M wrote:

> Johnna Holloway wrote:
>> 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.
> *boggle*
> I wasn't aware there was a concern over hogs' brains.  In any case,  
> you can't get to the brains without considerably  more work than you  
> can carry out at the table.
> Antonia di Benedetto Calvo

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