Friday, 12 November 2010

Here's a thing...

Why is the same cut from different animals called different things?

For example, belly comes from a pig, breast from a lamb and brisket from a cow and yet they're all the same part of the animal. Weird, huh?

Tasty nonetheless.


  1. its a Norman thing I think you'll find...

  2. Oh, good knowledge. Where did you learn about that?

  3. I think it was from a fabulous book on the history of the English language. The French had names for their meat such a beoff (beef) and Jamon (ham) etc. Whereas us dumb Anglos just called it cow meat or pig meat. They also named the joints of meat too.


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