Firenze Files: Power of Pork

Talk about fancy cooking equipment all you want, but I just made one of the best meals of my life in a cheap metal pot from IKEA, in a cramped rented kitchen, with limited hand-me-down utensils, on a persnickety old gas stove, on the fourth floor of an apartment building in a foreign country.┬á TV … Continue reading

Braised Pork Belly

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