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Polpette al Forno from Hog by Richard H. Turner

In his survey of cooking pork from every part of the pig and using every possible cooking technique, Hog author Richard H. Turner presents recipes from around the world. This Italian-inspired recipe features sausage cooked over a bed of grapes. With grapes available year round, this dish does not have to wait for the fall…

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Appalachian Egg Rolls with Smoked Jalapeño Sauce, Pickled Bnions, and Pulled Pork

  I recently posted a review of Tupelo Honey Café: New Southern Flavors from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Author Elizabeth Sims and her collaborator, Chef Brian Sonoskus, have compiled a second volume of dishes representing the lively fare of the Tupelo Honey Café chain. Spread across the mid-South, the cafes greet you with biscuits and a…

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Pork Meatballs with Toasted Pignoli and Golden Raisins

Want to start a debate among foodies? You don’t have to go to politics or religion. For spirited conversation, you need to ask about where to find the best meatballs. Family recipes, especially Italian family recipes, are endowed with pride. And it is not unusual for someone to say their family's version is the best, easily the…

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Florentine Pork Roast from Gastronomy of Italy by Anna Del Conte

The hallmark of Italian cuisine is exceptional flavor achieved with few ingredients and without endless labor. Oh, the dish make take some time to cook and the classics often involved a mother in the kitchen all day. But that is a labor of love, with every moment spent in respect of tradition. For sure, the Italian…

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