From the Nov/Dec, 2017 issue of Touchstone
Half a Pig & a Wedding by Rebecca Sicree


Half a Pig & a Wedding

Rebecca Sicree on Pride of Table, Celebration & Other Disorders

One of you kids," my husband groaned, "needs to take your mother's book away from her and hide it."

"But it was my Christmas present," I protested.

"I do not want to eat anything for dinner next Christmas," my long-suffering husband declared, "that is half chicken and half pig."

I was reading a delightful medieval cookbook I had gotten for Christmas, and my husband was talking about a cockentrice. A cockentrice is not the same thing as a cockat . . .

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