Sunday, June 07, 2009

Catholic culture in Italy: the garden party...









Parish picnics and garden parties are an important part of parish life. In the Catholic world, of course, there are many such events. In Italy, there is the pig roast! This is how it's done - with rosemary. And it goes without saying that it's a very special treat to have the clergy present - for Holy Mass and then the sharing of a lovely meal.
Try a pig roast with your parish or homeschool group or altar boy picnic, etc.

6 comments:

Brach said...

Nice pictures. The one with the prepared pig is exceptional. We don't see this kind of feasting in America (unless you're Cuban)!

Marta said...

Funny you should mention that... here at our FSSP parish Sacramento, California, USA, we hold an annual pig roast and square-dance event! Not as elegant as that of our European comrades in their lovely gardens, but still much fun. :o)

Archistrategos said...

Mmmmm roast pig, there's no better meal than that. Here in the Philippines roast pig (called 'lechon') is the most popular fiesta dish, there's just so many ways to prepare it. Here are some of my faves.

http://eatingasia.typepad.com/eatingasia/2008/12/lechon-in-the-m.html

http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/a-bacolod-lechon

http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/lechon-round-5-mm-score-8875

Yummy!

JSarto said...

It reminds the portuguese recipe "Leitão da Bairrada" - you can see at http://www.leitaobairrada.com/

Anonymous said...

Gosh, Scott Gibson seems to be appearing in every other photograph on the blog now.

catholic italy said...

its really good to hear about catholic culture in Italy.