Hamming it up: Kosher ‘pork’ coming soon

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If the dream of tasting pork – that most forbidden of forbidden foods – has always been yours, then dream no longer. And if you thought the idea of a rabbinically approved slice of swine was less likely than a flying pig, then think again.

Because kosher “pork” is coming to a butcher near you – that is to say, organic goose meat reared in Spain, which according to three non-Jewish chefs, tastes exactly like pork.

This culinary and religious revolution was announced by Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger this week at a conference on hospital food at the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot, where he said that he would be approving the import of the geese.

Metzger noted that although eating pork is forbidden according to Jewish law, there is no prohibition against eating goose, regardless of how it tastes – so it is now okay to completely pig out.

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