The Nasty Bits

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Pig Parts Sugo

Sugo is usually made with guanciale, unsmoked pork jowl, but I wanted to see what would happen if I used any smoked pork, plus a fresh cut. The results were mighty good. The fresh cuts, especially the ones with skin, gave some nice body to the sauce. The smoked parts added depth. More

Oxtail Marmalade

I bet you thought you'd never utter "oxtail" and "marmalade" in the same breath. It is a sweet dish, sweetened with brown sugar and rich with red wine and red wine vinegar. There is something distinctly jam-like, I'll admit, about spreading the oxtail on toast. More

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