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Pork and Parsnip Hash for Cutco Fall Harvest + A Giveaway!

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I love dishes that combine lots of little bits of everything.  I get this love from my dad, whose style of cooking is to go into the kitchen and grab whatever he can find to create something to eat, whether it’s a sandwich, a salad, or what he calls “potage.”  I recently received a “Fall Harvest […]

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Making Nibuta (Japanese Simmered Pork Shoulder)

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I am not a huge meat eater, with one exception—there is a huge pig-shaped spot in my heart—I love pork.  Thankfully (unfortunately?) my friend Noriko understands.  Last month we spent Spring Break in Japan, staying at Noriko’s house.  Our kids had a blast spending every waking moment together, and are still bemoaning the fact that […]

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Miso Katsu (Japanese Breaded Pork Cutlet with Miso Sauce)

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This past weekend a Japanese friend came to visit, and at her request, I made miso katsu and miso soup for dinner.  (She was feeling a bit homesick!)  Miso Katsu is a version of tonkatsu (juicy breaded and deep-fried pork cutlets served with a thick, sweet and tangy sauce and served with shredded cabbage and steamed […]

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Kalua Pig Tacos

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“Rational habits permit of discarding nothing left over, and the use to which leftovers (and their economic allies, the wild things of nature) are put is often at the heart of a cooking's character.” – Richard Olney (1835-1917) If you make slow cooker kalua pig, you are bound to have some leftovers, unless you are […]

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