The Ultimate Roast Challenge: Cochinillo Asado (Roast Suckling Pig)

Cochinillo Asado

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The uninitiated would probably describe cochinillo asado (roast suckling pig) as a bizarre food deserving of being featured in Andrew Zimmern’s television show. However, those who get past their initial squeamishness soon realize that cochinillo asado is a treat like no other.  

A Well-Loved Dish

Cochinillo Asado enjoys a solid reputation as a truly special offering. Four centuries ago, Cervantes’ included this dish in his famous novel, Don Quixote. Ernest Hemingway likewise mentioned it in his novel, The Sun Also Rises. [Read more…]

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Thai Khao Pat – The Ultimate Fried Rice

Khao Pat

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Everyone knows what fried rice is, but until you’ve had a taste of Khao Pat, you cannot know just why all that carbo is so worth every “ooh” and “aah”. In a list of 50, khao pat, the Thai version of fried rice, was named the 24th most popular food in a survey that include 35,000 responses, and it certainly lives up to that esteemed position.

What Khao Pat is All About

Thai fried rice is a very popular dish in Thailand, but it is fast gaining a following all over the world. There are many types of khao pat, and you can choose whatever central ingredients you fancy. You can have khao phat mu, which has pork, or khao phat kai with chicken, khao phat goong which has shrimp, khao phat pu, which has crab, khao phat che which has veggies. You can also ask for mixed seafood, or beef, and some versions of this dish even contain pineapple, or basil, or nuts and raisins. [Read more…]

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