History of Lechon

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A popular dish in Spain and its former colonies, the word Lechon is derived from the Spanish word leche (milk) which refers to a roasted suckling pig. Over the centuries however, it wasn’t just small, suckling pigs that were being roasted. As the feasts got bigger, so did the size of the pig. Since then, this tasty dish has been the highlight of any gathering.

These days, lechon is now a staple meal in fiestas, weddings, reunions and other special occasions. With its crispy skin, juicy meat and generous servings, lechon makes any celebration a feast. No matter how small or big the gathering, lechon has brought family and friends closer together.