This sandwich is modeled on a cheese plate: it's filled with Stilton, crisp pear, and sweet dates.
'asian pears' on Serious Eats
Adapted from Home Cooking with Jean-Georges, these long braised shanks balance meaty savoriness with a bright acidity from lemongrass, champagne vinegar, chiles, Asian pears, and Gewürztraminer, taking them worlds away from your usual cold weather braise.
Note: You may know Carolyn Cope as Umami Girl. She stops by on Tuesdays with ideas on preparing fruits and vegetables. [Photograph: Carolyn Cope] Although Asian pears (also called Chinese pears, apple pears or sand pears) are now fairly widely...