Category Archives: pork

Cochinita Pibil (Yucatecan Pork Baked in Banana Leaves)

Cochinita Pibil is a traditional preparation for pork with origins in Mexico’s picturesque Yucatan Peninsula. In this version, big hunks of pork shoulder are marinated in fresh, sour orange juice and crushed achiote seeds and then wrapped in aromatic banana … Continue reading

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Chorizo Burger, Estilo Jibarito

Legend has it that the Jibarito sandwich was invented here in Chicago, right up the street from my apartment at Borinquen Restaurant.  The sandwich uses twice-fried green plantains in place of bread, which is not only ingenious, but totally awesome … Continue reading

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Meatloaf Laws

When is that last time anyone out there had meatloaf?  If it’s something that you would never make of your own free will, chances are you’ve had an awful meatloaf experience in the past.  But meatloaf can (and should) be … Continue reading

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