Pork

polenta bolognese

Polenta Bolognese Abruzzo

  Polenta is a hearty, classic Northern Italian style dish. This version, made using cornmeal only and topped with a hearty sausage ragu. It is bold and rich in flavor and was traditionally served spread onto the middle of the table so everyone could dig in and get their portion.

devils on horseback

Devils on Horseback

  Devils on Horseback are a less genteel spin-off of a British hors d’oeuvre called Angels on Horseback (oysters wrapped in bacon), both of which are cousins of the better-known Pigs in a Blanket. This is a very easy recipe to make.

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Smothered Pork Chops Baked in Onion Gravy

  Soul Food Smothered Pork Chops: It’s been said that all soul food is Southern food, but not all Southern food is soul food (Bob Jeffries, 1969). Both use the same ingredients in their cooking, and recipes for common dishes are very similar. The differences between the two cuisines are […]

tocilog

Tocilog Breakfast

This is one of my favorite breakfasts. I’m not Filipino but never the less this is my favorite hangover breakfast. Our local Casino serves this all night long and we love it.

Miso Katsu

If you thought the tangy and sweet tonkatsu sauce was the only sauce to enjoy Tonkatsu with, then today’s recipe might be a new discovery for you. In Nagoya, people enjoy eating Tonkatsu with a miso-base sauce which is made of a dark red miso paste called Hacho Miso (八丁味噌). […]

Pastor – al la Gringa

Gringas are a variety of tacos that consist of a flour taco filled with cheese, al pastor, and pineapple. This is then grilled in the same manner as a quesadilla. Some attribute the name to the use of white flour tortillas. Its origin is attributed to two young Americans who studied Spanish at UNAM: […]

Venezuelan Reina Pepiada Arepas

Arepas define Venezuelan cooking. These thick cornmeal patties are griddled, then baked, and then stuffed while warm with anything from white cheese to this zesty chicken salad with avocado mayonnaise (Johan Santana’s first choice). The salad is named in honor of Susana Duijm, Miss World in 1955 and a popular […]

Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork

The pork is simply prepared with a sweet-spicy rub, the juices that result from containing all the flavor in the pressure cooker get boiled down to make fantastic barbecue sauce. Slow and low definitely has its place, but I’m glad to be able to bring the barbecue inside in a […]