Incredible. One side of the world is dying of hunger and thirst. The other is thinking on how to roast entire cows.
I am baffled.
I dont see it as a problem.
Lets say you get married and have big recpetion after.
You want to feed 200+ people in a nice rustic fashion. So slow cooking a cow is a good idea, indeed it would be far cheaper than buying all the meat pre-cut.
Indeed, hog-roasts are very popular at UK weddings, a small cow is roughly 2 and half times larger than a large pig, so for a large outdoor event, such as a wedding or a country fair, its perfect.
Mainly baecause you can take cuts over time, so the meat does not go cold + the fact that spit-roasting produces arguable the finest textured and flavoured meat due to the way the meat is cook, and the way it allows for basting the meat in a nice glaze.
At one point my brother and I were history buffs and we always wanted to do the whole roasted oxen thing that the Greeks and Romans occasionally did. Tear off a hunk of meat, quaff some wine, orgy with the group. Big killer orgy party, oh yeah. Sounds like someone is getting close. :-)
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 03:51 AM
Well a Luau is really good where you dig a hole in the ground build fire and let coals get going good then bury the coals wrap a pig filled with veggies wrapped in large leaves put that in and bury that too wait four to five hours and dig up dinner. When I was a kid the church had a picnic at the lake and spitted a hog. In the old westerns like John Wayne's McClintock they spitted a cow.