Pig: Cooking with a Passion for Pork by Johnnie Mountain
The pork on your fork is a truly succulent meat, able to hold its own against any of its red-meat rivals.
Words like 'rashers', 'gammon', 'chops', 'belly' and 'bacon' have a poetry savoured by all who know this wonderful animal well. And isn't it always (apocryphally) bacon that turns veggies back to meat?
Yet pork can be a tricky meat to cook: it can easily become tough and dry - and achieving the perfect crackling is even harder! When you know the expert's secrets, you realise that pork is a fantastic meat. It's healthy, inexpensive and incredibly versatile - and the various types of pork offer up wonderfully diverse flavours, aromas and textures.
In Pig, charismatic chef Johnnie Mountain shares his pork-preparation secrets in more than 100 delicious recipes like Grilled Garlic & Sage Pork Chops and Pork Loin in a Fennel-Salt Crust. Practical features explaining the different cuts of meat and how to smoke, preserve, and cure, plus smartphone links to instructional videos, make Pig a pork-lover's dream.