Borrowed BeliefsAnd UX
The Leg of Lamb Story
Mother was putting a leg of lamb in the oven for a family feast. On watching her, her husband called out, "Don't forget to chop off the bone before cooking the leg!"
Mother asked, "Why do you always tell me to do that?" Her husband looked thoughtful. "I'll go and ask Mum", he said.
In the other room, the husband found his mother. "Mum. Why do we chop off the bone before cooking the leg?" He asked. His mother looked thoughtful. "I don't really know. We've always done it like that. Ask Grandma." She replied.
In the next room, the husband found his grandmother and asked her, "Nan. Why do we chop off the bone before cooking a leg of lamb?" His grandmother looked thoughtful. "I don't really know." She replied. "We've always done it like that. Ask Great Grandma."
The husband found his great granmother near where the sherry was kept. "Nan. Why do we chop off the bone before cooking a leg of lamb?" He asked her. His great grandmother looked thoughtful, if not a little dazed. "Hmm...let me see..." Her eys glazed a little.
"Yes! I remember." The husband's great grandmother suddenly exclaimed. "It was between The Wars... We only had a tiny table-top oven back then. It was the only way we could fit a whole leg in!"
Beware borrowed beliefs! Do your own research.
The 'Leg of Lamb' story is inspired by Brad Allen's tale told at the Egg Talks, "Simply Effective", September 2015.
Check primary and peer reviewed research before following popular myths, trends, and fashions.