historia origen del chicharron

The chicharrón as a tradition

A Bit of Gastronomic History...

El jueves lardero, also known as "Greasy Thursday," is celebrated on the Thursday that marks the beginning of Carnival. Traditionally, people indulge in meats and fatty foods extravagantly, as it's said that even in the Middle Ages, faithful Christians would gather to enjoy greasy delicacies in large quantities.

This tradition stems from the fact that a week later, Lent begins, a period during which abstinence from these delicacies is observed for 40 days. Additionally, the Latin root of the word “Carnival” is “carne-levare,” which means to abandon meat, and "lardero" means to coat or wrap in fat before roasting.

Today, many no longer abstain from eating meat, but they still indulge in the typical cuisine of the day. Various sayings are associated with this day: "Jueves lardero carne de puchero" (Greasy Thursday, hearty stew meat), "Jueves lardero pan chorizo y huevo" (Greasy Thursday, bread with sausage and egg), "Jueves lardero longaniza al puchero" (Greasy Thursday, sausage in stew).

Typical foods of Jueves lardero include Chicharrones (pork cracklings), butifarra de huevo (egg sausage), longanizas (sausages), and a variety of pork meats.  Chicharrón time... Would you like to learn how to make the typical "coca de chicharrones"? We're sharing this recipe from Cookpad with you.


Make sure you have chicharrones at home, or if not, visit one of our stores or buy chicharrones online.

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