I personally think pork is an often under used and certainly an under rated meat, here you will find everything from staples such as home made sausages through to some of my favourite Fakeaway dishes. The humble pig provides a typically very lean meat that is often considered to have a tendency to dry out, however with a trusty meat thermometer you can create restaurant worthy dishes full of flavour that will convince the most porcine opposed diner!
In many ways this food very much reminds me of the sort of food we ate growing up, roasted meat and 2 or 3 veg, that was very much what I knew as food as a child, although it was more likely to be belly draft rather than roasted pork loin.
One thing I pride myself on as a cook is my diversity, but if I am to define myself by the food I am most happy with and proud of then it would be something like this Apricot Pork Loin with Feta and Pickled Kohlrabi recipe.
I love pork belly and pressed pork belly is a truly wonderful way of creating a really beautiful looking plate of food that is bursting with flavour out of a cut of meat that should be costing you pennies to buy.
Look at me getting all fancy, this Ham Hock Salad may look incredibly impressive but it really is very achievable in your own home and the kicker is that it costs very little to make and tastes like a million dollars!