Myths, fables, instructive stories.
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01 Feb 2004 18:06 PST
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What is the story about the Chinese (or some early civilization) burning down their houses to get roast pig, only to learn they don't have to burn down a house to roast a pig?
Re: Myths, fables, instructive stories.
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 01 Feb 2004 19:24 PST
Hi Dickboyd! The story you?re referring to is called ?A DISSERTATION ON ROAST PIG? by Charles Lamb, from Essays of Elia. ?A Dissertation on Roast Pig,? a satirical account of how the art of roasting was discovered in a Chinese village that did not cook its food. A mischievous child accidentally set fire to a house with a pig inside, and the villagers poking around in the embers discovered a new delicacy. This eventually led to a rash of house fires. The moral of the story is: when you do not understand how the pig gets cooked, you have to burn a whole house down every time you want a roast pork dinner.? http://www.qualityadvisor.com/library/six_sigma/beliefs_and_assumptions.htm You may read the story at the any one of the links below: A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig by Charles Lamb Reprinted here is the essay, ?A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig? http://www.ucs.louisiana.edu/~jer6616/elia(1823).htm#ROAST Charles Lamb (1775-1834) A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig http://www.swine-enthusiast.com/lamb01.htm Essays of Elia (Lucas, 1905 edition) Table of Contents Click on number 18 to read ?A DISSERTATION UPON ROAST PIG? http://www.creighton.edu/~jwilli/elia/content.htm Or use this direct link: A DISSERTATION UPON ROAST PIG from Essays of Elia http://www.creighton.edu/~jwilli/elia/pig.htm The Dissertation on Roast Pig has been one of the most widely appreciated and most frequently quoted of all the Essays of Elia. Bartley http://www.bartleby.com/222/0609.html Biography: Charles Lamb http://www.online-literature.com/lamb/ Search criteria: ?roast pig? story ?roast pig? burn OR burning "discovered roast pig" burned down ?A Dissertation of a Roast Pig? ?Charles Lamb? ?Essays of Elia? I hope you find this helpful! Best wishes, Bobbie7
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