Sexy Smothered Pork Chops : Cook

In the American South, ‘smothered’ refers to any protein that has been fried and then topped with gravy and sautéed onions. I love smothered pork chops. But I do not love frying. Specifically I don’t love cleaning up after frying. This version of smothered pork chops sears seasoned pork chops in a little vegetable oil… Continue reading Sexy Smothered Pork Chops : Cook

Easy Carnitas Recipe—FEAST

  I was perusing the “Manager’s Special” section in the meat department of my local mega-mart this past weekend and found some ‘country-style’ boneless ribs. Country-style ribs aren’t ribs at all. They are sliced pork shoulder and need to be cooked long, low and slow. I usually make North Carolina style Pulled Pork from pork shoulder. But I… Continue reading Easy Carnitas Recipe—FEAST

Rolling Smoke Barbecue, Harpers Ferry, WV: Feast

  I am a huge fan of barbecue. Not just any type of barbecue—North Carolina chopped barbecue. The kind of barbecue that’s done low and slow in a smoker. I have done my own experimentation to replicate it at home, but I’m always on the lookout for good ‘cue. On a recent trip to visit… Continue reading Rolling Smoke Barbecue, Harpers Ferry, WV: Feast

Cook: North Carolina Style Pulled Pork

When my family says “barbecue,” they don’t mean burgers and hot dogs on a grill. They mean pork that has been cooked low and slow with a vinegary sauce, chopped or shredded, and served on a white bun with hot sauce and coleslaw. The rest of the world refers to this as North Carolina style… Continue reading Cook: North Carolina Style Pulled Pork

Cook: Juicy Loin

This recipe was inspired by Alton Brown’s baby back rib recipe. The rub actually makes more than one recipe. Just store it in an airtight container for the next time.   Chipotle-Rubbed Pork Loin  Rub 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons kosher salt ½ teaspoon Old Bay 1 tablespoon chipotle powder ½ teaspoon onion powder… Continue reading Cook: Juicy Loin