The Basics: How to Make Roast Pork Loin

From the store to the kitchen to the table: We outline the steps that get you from something raw to something cooked using simple ingredients, free of measurements and complicated techniques. A method that you can have in your back pocket and whip out whenever you like. We call it recipe-free cooking.

You'll need:
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  • a bowl
  • a spoon
  • a baking dish
  • a timer
  • a meat thermometer
  • a knife
  • chile powder
  • brown sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • brewed coffee
  • a three-pound boneless pork loin (not a tenderloin, but a roast, which is just called a loin and is much larger)

Illustrations by Bill Russell

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