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An inadequacy of cookbooks

I had thought I owned quite a decent range of cookbooks these days, but today, they have failed me. As far as I can tell, i do not have single cookbook which suggests ways to cook pork belly. As I kept flipping through book after book, I eventually recalled that pork belly is nigh impossible to find in the US. None of my NA cookbooks had recipes, but I thought surely, surely, the British ones will. But no.

I am not lacking in ways to cook the meat: various brochures from Olive and the packaging of the meat itself offer up suggestions. There's always the whole wide internet. Still, I am feeling as if my cookbook collection isn't quite up to snuff today.

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drasecretcampus
Apr. 12th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
Nothing in Hugh Fairly Witless's Meat
owlfish
Apr. 12th, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
I'm astonished!
desperance
Apr. 12th, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
Actually, so am I; he'd have been high on my list. He probably turns it all into bacon or pancetta.

Rick Stein certainly has belly-pork recipes, certainly in one book (basically a rub-with-five-spice-and-then-roast-slowly); if I went downstairs, I'm confident I would find more. But, y'know. All those stairs.
owlfish
Apr. 12th, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
My only Rick Stein cookbook is about fish so, I admit, I did not even check it in case of pork belly recipes.
desperance
Apr. 12th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
Heh. That would not be the right book, no.