Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pork, the only white meat

How can you not like pork. I mean, such a culinary travesty would be at the very least, unAmerican. I came across a nice pork primer on FoxNews today. It says in part.....

...the ‘Holy Trinity’ of prosciutto, pancetta and guanciale.

Once you get at taste of soft, delicate prosciutto wrapped around fresh melon or figs, firm bits of pancetta nestled in a rich Pasta Carbonara of eggs, parmigiano cheese and parsley, or guanciale diced into a traditional Bucatini all’Amatriciana with plum tomatoes, onions, red pepper flakes and pecorino romano, it’s hard not to become a convert to this Italian pork trifecta.

If you are a cured meat aficionado, a novice gourmet or even just a closet fat guy the rest of this story is worth a few minutes of your time. Go ahead, live a little.

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