Why We Put an Apple in a Lechon’s Mouth

When I was younger, in every Christmas or New Year’s celebration, I always insisted on putting apple in the lechon’s mouth. My father’s explanation for why he found my suggestion foolish was quite simple: only rich people did it. Also, an apple would surely not go with a lechon wrapped not in foil but in corrugated cardboard cut from old boxes of cigarettes. It was far from the “ideal” preparation and presentation.

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