Home Cooking 8

pork for a first-timer

kate | Feb 27, 200505:11 PM

My mum grew up in a somewhat observant Jewish home, so she never was familiar with pork, and although her own home was observant to only the laws of Taste and Gluttony, she never learned how (or showed much interest in it) beyond prosciutto and bacon.

Living by myself, culinary curiosity makes me want to learn how to cook, eat and enjoy pork. So does anyone have any tips, suggestions or recipes for a first timer?

I usually prefer fresher preparation of meat (sauted, lightly braised, grilled), rather than stews, and I do not like the taste or texture of fat (always cut the rinds off the bacon!) - although maybe crackling is the sort of thing every good cook should know how to do (for fat guzzling boyfriends, for example).

So where should I start?

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