Tag: Pork

Porchetta

Porchetta

Porchetta There is palpable tension in the air. As Shane munches away on his box of Ritz, two Lazio fans are becoming irate just a couple of rows behind us in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico. Torino are leading by three goals to two and, from what […]

Matuffi – Layered Polenta and Ragu

Matuffi – Layered Polenta and Ragu

Matuffi I often find myself conflicted over many things in my life and partake in little self dialogues. Tea or coffee? A walk in Killinthomas Woods or on the Curragh? Watch a movie or waste away playing Football Manager? One of my chief self dialogues […]

Mother’s Day Roast Pork

Mother’s Day Roast Pork

Mother’s Day is less than a week away and, if you’re anything like me, you’re worrying about how to show your gratitude. It can be tricky to pick something out, especially as we get older and can no longer get away with the gift of […]

Roast Pork with Crackling

Roast Pork with Crackling

Roast Pork with Crackling and Balsamic Gravy I’m on a serious pork buzz at the moment. The pig is the most wonderful creature that just keeps on giving. The conditions that pigs are kept in in this country (aswel as most others) has me somewhat […]

Pork Hock with Lentils and Beans

Pork Hock with Lentils and Beans

Pulled Pork Hock with Lentils and Beans Aggressive, rude and manly. The three words that come to my mind when I think of ham hocks. They’re full of flavour and extremely versatile, great at enhancing any soup or stew. I hadn’t come across their unsalted […]

Slow Cooked Spare Ribs

Slow Cooked Spare Ribs

Slow Cooked Spare Ribs  Spare Ribs have always been a firm favourite of mine. There was a time, not too long ago, that myself and Ali would find ourselves in Judge Roy Beans every Friday for a rack of them. A rapidly expanding waistline may […]

Dogs in Cages?

Dogs in Cages?

Dogs in Cages Bord Bia are currently filling our airwaves with ads encouraging us to buy and eat Irish Pork. Their quality assurance scheme ensures that “farmers are audited against a range of standards including animal health; welfare and traceability; water and feed……” All of this […]