This saying always makes me laugh and as my dear roommate Rhonda used to say “I eat pork with a fork.”
Pork is a huge part of the Puerto Rican culture. Here in New York the street food is hot dogs and pretzels. In Puerto Rico on any given road there are people selling “frituras y pernil” Fried food and pork shoulder. You can not mention pernil to me without seeing my eyes twinkle and mouth water. Last night I went to a cuban restaurant here in New York. They say some chefs will make their cooks make an omelette to test their cooking skills, the simplest things may be difficult. So much in that fashion when i go to a Caribbean Hispanic restaurant I eat pernil. If thats good I return and try paella, if thats good then I try other dishes that are not so common. The pernil last night was not good despite the menu description “from our owner’s mother’s recipe.” So here is mine! 🙂 I hope this pernil recipe makes your house warm and belly feel the joy of love.