By | 07 Mar 2023 at 12:58 PM
National Crown Roast of Pork Day 2023: Date, History, Facts

National Crown Roast of Pork Day occurs annually on March 7. The day is named after a special pork delicacy that is prepared and consumed on it. Why is the delicacy referred to as “Crown Roast”? The dish is given its name because, when served, it resembles a crown. The pork loin flesh is arranged in a circle with the ribs pointing upwards and some frills at the end of the bones to resemble a crown. The entrée takes on an air of regality when served as the centrepiece. More than the flavour or preparation, it is the dish’s unique presentation that makes the day special.

The background of National Crown Roast of Pork Day

National Crown Roast of Pork Day has arrived — the king of food occasions! You must have seen images of the crown roast of pork at regal banquets. It’s the one where the flesh is surrounded by bones and ribs that protrude, giving the dish the appearance of a crown.

If you don’t know how to cook it, you can find instructional videos on YouTube. If you don’t feel like cooking, order in, but make it a point to celebrate the Day. After all, you don’t dine like ancient monarchs and queens every day.

But why is National Crown Roast of Pork Day celebrated? The history and origin of the holiday or dish are largely unknown. No formal trace of the day exists. However, there is evidence that many American households commemorate the holiday annually on March 7. In fact, pork is one of the most widely ingested meats worldwide. Can you believe that humans have been eating pork since 5,000 B.C.?

The crown roast of pork hinges more on presentation than on its preparation. The dish is essentially prepared traditionally. The ribs are held together with twine and arranged with the flesh in the centre to point upwards, giving the appearance of a crown. Additionally, the extremities of the bones can be embellished to enhance their appearance.

Enjoy an evening suitable for royalty by inviting friends and family to a meal featuring a crown roast of pork as the main course.

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5  fascinating details about the pork industry

In 2020, the United States produced more than 28 billion pounds of commercial pork.

The United States exported over seven million pounds of pork by carcass weight.

More than fifty percent of all pork sales come from pork loin.

In 2018, the per capita consumption of pork was 50,9 pounds.

In 2020, pork retail sales generated nearly $7.2 billion U.S. dollars.


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