Sitting down to the traditional holiday ham this season? This week on The Feast, we're celebrating the unofficial animal of winter: the pig! Find out why a boar's head is the center of holiday traditions from London to Louisville. We'll learn a porcine Christmas carol, some tips on how to buy off the mayor of medieval London, & why an Oxford college still celebrates an epic 14th century battle of student vs. pig. Discover the distant & unexpected roots of the spiral-cut holiday ham this week on a very special porky holiday episode.
Written and Produced by Laura Carlson
Technical Direction by Mike Portt
A huge thanks to the community at St. Paul's Methodist Church for their help with this episode.
For more information, including videos of the many Boar's Head Festivals around the world, click here.