A humble cut of pork shoulder gets an umami-rich marinade and a 24-hour soak in the sous vide which renders it meltingly tender. The pork literally falls apart with the prod of a fork. It then gets sprinkled with brown sugar and blasted under the broiler to mimic that charred sweetness reminiscent of true Vietnamese street food eats. BYO little red stool.
If this winter has you chilled to the bone, this Beef Bourguignon is just the kind of boeuf-y, hearty stew you need to warm you through from the inside out. Using the sous vide method allows the meat to really absorb all those flavors. It also allows you to cook that bad boy for 16+ hours at the perfect temp.
Slather this persimmon butter on your morning toast, stir it into oatmeal, or put a dollop of it on yogurt for a persimmon-y treat. It also makes a fine addition to a cheese plate!
These mashed potatoes may forever change the way you judge another bowl of mashed potatoes.