Braised Lamb Shanks

I made braised lamb shanks this winter after buying some beautiful lamb from a farmer at the Charlottesville City Market earlier in the fall.  It was my first time cooking lamb shanks, but I had ordered lamb shanks at restaurants before, so I knew how rich and delicious they could be.  I combined a few … Continue reading

Braised Pork Belly

Pork belly is a dish I had for the first time about a year ago.  It’s incredibly fatty, juicy, flavorful, and succulent, so you can only have one small piece at a time.  I think it epitomizes comfort food.  Especially braised pork belly–it’s like a cross between barbecue, a steak (or more like a pork … Continue reading