Notice that we have not limited this recipe to the “southeastern corner of Western North Carolina,” but rather have made a universal Carolina recipe.
This recipe, curried with colombo paste, illustrates the Bengal influence in Martinique, particulary the northern part of the island. Why the Bengalis named their curry after Colombo, so far from Calcutta, is not known.
This unusual marinated pork recipe is half jerky and half grilled pork. Don’t worry about exposing the meat to the air; the vinegar is acts as a high-acid preservative.
Here is the classic, Japanese-influenced Hawaiian pork. The Japanese brought teriyaki to Hawaii when they came to work in the pineapple fields, but it was Hawaiian cooks who added ginger and garlic and created a marinade from the glazing liquid.
This is part of a traditional Brazilian Churrasco, or mixed meat barbecue. Many habanero relatives grow in the Amazon Basin, where the species was domesticated.
While this roast could be prepared in an oven, smoking it over apple and cherry wood adds another dimension of flavor to complement the peppercorn and mustard glaze. A boneless pork loin could also be substituted for the bone-in sirloin roast.
This dish is traditionally served during the Christmas season in New Mexico, when a pot simmering at the back of the stove provides a welcoming fare for holiday well-wishers. I can’t remember any holiday party or dinner that I’ve attended that this stew hasn’t been served. At my house this is a staple on Christmas Eve. I always have a …