"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Health, Nutrition and Special Diets
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-06-2007, 04:28 PM   #1
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,862
Pork Roast

This week I made a pork roast . Everyone really liked it. Now they tell me to not fix it again for a while. They are worried about pork not being good for you? Is this really true? How do you all feel about this? When something is tastes good, does it always have to be not good for you?

Thanks

__________________

__________________
In the Kitchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2007, 04:30 PM   #2
Master Chef
 
jennyema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston
Posts: 9,281
Why do they think it's not good for you?
__________________

__________________
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
jennyema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2007, 04:59 PM   #3
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,862
Unclean

My family feels that pigs eat anything. Kind of like the catfish of the ocean, bottom feeders. Just their diet is not something to be desired. Our cousin is pig farmer and he himself doesn't eat pork too much. He never wants to explain why. Probably because it is his livelihood.

Also had a male pig that he had just fed attack him from behind. Don't know what got into him? Never know what an animal is thinking. But I have seen their pens and they aren't the cleanest animal.

I don't have any feeling about preparing a roast as to the flavor it has. I guess I got a strange group here. Always want something different.
__________________
In the Kitchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2007, 05:02 PM   #4
Hospitality Queen
 
jkath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11,448
You have to remember that all farmers will tell you wacky stories about their animals.

(don't forget about our recent spinach scare....and that was from produce!)

Make the roast again. They liked it!
__________________
Come visit my foodie blog: www.SockmonkeysKitchen.com
This week's topic: Pinterest and Potatoes
jkath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2007, 05:09 PM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kadesma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: california
Posts: 21,373
ITK,
at one time pigs, were fed what are called slops and were not always a good choice. Plus, you had to cook the dickens out of them making them dry and not very good. Now pig sold for consumption by you and me are fed grain, corn, and not garbage. Even my doctor mentioned that they were lower in cholesterol than chickens! She advised me to eat pork,chicken, fish and less red meat. Fix the roast, when hungry, those who complain will tuck in.Or you could do what I did when we had a little whining about what's for dinner, OH not that again..hand um the pots and pans and say go to it. J/K

kadesma
__________________
HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
kadesma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2007, 05:12 PM   #6
Master Chef
 
jennyema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston
Posts: 9,281
Commerical catfish farmers also feed their fish grain pellets.
__________________
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
jennyema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2007, 06:02 PM   #7
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,862
See?

You guys know! I am going to copy this and show them what you say.

Like you said, they liked it so I will fix when I can. Only 99 cents lb. I sure got a lot of meat from it. I put so much garlic in it. Made the house smell so good. I sure don't have any leftovers. Had two good size meals out of it. Thanks I do so appreciate your opinions and information. Sure sounds better than bottom feeders.
__________________
In the Kitchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2007, 06:38 PM   #8
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Boston area
Posts: 2,488
What cut did you use?

Loin cuts are leaner while cuts from the shoulder (picnic or butt) are fattier. I can see an objection to pork shoulder roasts too often, because of the fat content, maybe, but I don't think the diets or pen conditions of commercially-raised pigs should be concerns.

kadesma, I'd love to interpret your doctor's instructions to include bacon, sausages, and pork rinds, but .... probably not, huh? :-)

Lee
__________________
QSis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2007, 06:44 PM   #9
Head Chef
 
Caine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: CHINATOWN
Posts: 2,314
Send a message via MSN to Caine
The only one a pork roast is not healthy for, is the pig!
__________________
Caine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2007, 06:59 PM   #10
Master Chef
 
Constance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
In regard to the pig attacking the farmer, I have no doubt that it happened. Pigs are mean and dangerous.
Most of the pork we get in the grocery stores here in the USA, comes from factory farms. The pigs are contained in a very small area, and only eat the special mix that is fed to them. There is various discussion about the humanity of this method, but it certainly makes for tastier, healthier and cheaper pork.
__________________

__________________
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.