National Crown Roast of Pork Day
annually on March 7th
Today we enjoy a meal fit for a king or queen: crown roast of pork. This dish is prepared by putting pork ribs into a circle shape with the rib bones facing upwards, which gives the appearance of a crown. In order to get the ribs into this shape, they may need to be cut a bit, and the bones may need to be slightly cracked. Aluminum foil caps are sometimes put on the tips of the ribs and rib bones so that they don't burn. After cooking, the foil is sometimes replaced with something more decorative. Before cooking, the center part of the crown that is open is often filled with stuffing, potatoes, or other vegetables.
How to Observe
Celebrate the day by eating crown roast of pork! Although it can be found at some restaurants, your best bet may be to make it at home.