The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Inspirational Lettuce Wraps

It’s been wayyyyyy too long since I’ve written a post here.  The past couple of months have been absolutely crazy with… with…   Eh, screw it.  I have been pretty … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

The Religion of Pork: Bo Ssam Recipe

We Filipinos view pork as a religion.  We praise it and eat it in every form imaginable.  No family get-together is complete without a roasted pig, which always gets an … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · 8 Comments

Porking in Puerto Rico

Prior to our trip to Puerto Rico, I consulted with my friend and frequent commenter here – Max Doinel, for some local food recommendations.  Being from Puerto Rico and his … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 7 Comments

Braised Pork and Coconut Soup

Now that the days are shorter and the air outside is brisk, thoughts often go to soups and stews. Nothing warms the body and soul on a harsh winter night … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 6 Comments

Escape from Ikea Hell (And Another Gratuitous Pork Recipe)

We’ve been doing some remodeling work here at Casa de Hedonist and part of that included built-in cabinetry in three different rooms. We were going for sleek, modern looks but … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · 15 Comments

Porchetta Three Ways

I knew that title would get your attention.  It’s not what you think. Perv. Porchetta isn’t some gorgeous model with questionable virtues we met while clubbing in New York. It’s … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 11 Comments

Mastering the Art of Filipino pt 2 – Roasted Pig

So I finally got past the bitter melon hurdle. This was a month ago and I was feeling proud of myself and slightly cocky about being a Filipino. It was … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 15 Comments

Mastering the Art of Filipino, Pt 1 – Bitter Melon

I was born in the Philippines and came here when I was but a wee young Hedonist.  Growing up, my parents were pretty well-assimilated and made sure that we were, … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 20 Comments

North Carolina-style Pulled Pork

So it seems there’s a lot of interest in the carnitas in a bag that I bought from Costco.  It is really delicious and tender, plus super-easy to prepare – … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 18 Comments

Pork with Caramelized Milk Sauce (a.k.a. Fugly Pork)

Well, you can’t win ‘em all. I try really hard to make sure that anything I cook is visually appealing, even when I’m not posting pictures of it.  However when … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 15 Comments