• Bacon Wrapped Meat, Believe The Hype

    Bacon Wrapped Meat, Believe The Hype

    A good friend of mine had a dinner party over the weekend and a few days before hand, we were trying to decide what to make.  He found a picture of a slab of pork wrapped in bacon.  While my other friends were estatic at the thought of making a bacon wrapped pork roast, I had some reservations and skepticism.  To me, this whole bacon craze thing was nothing more than hype. He had large slap of pork loin already marinated and wrapped it generously with [...]

     
  • The Easy Pork Belly Recipe

    The Easy Pork Belly Recipe

    Once in a while, I break my good eating habits and indulge in one of my vices…pork belly.  Oh yes, that magical cut of fatty meat is just too hard to resist.  Rather than spending too much time preparing the pork belly marinade, I just bought a jar of pre-made Chinese BBQ Roast Pork Sauce at a local Asian grocery store.  It’s so simple to do and the results are melt-in-your-mouth fantastic.  

     
  • Serving Under Cooked Pork Seems to be the Norm

    Serving Under Cooked Pork Seems to be the Norm

    I grew up under the impression that pork had to be fully cooked in order to be served.  If not, I might be inviting an onslaught of trichinosis through out my body. On Friday night, I went to Carnivale, a popular Latin restaurant in downtown Chicago for dinner and drinks.  When I ordered the ‘Chuleta’ (porkchop) from the menu, the server told me that the head chef recommended the pork be cooked to medium-rare and asked how I wanted my pork cooked.  I was surprised [...]