Milk Braised Pork Shoulder Recipe

August 26th, 2013|

Milk Braised Pork Shoulder Purple Pig Chicago

My recipe (top) and the original (bottom) from The Purple Pig in Chicago.

Milk Braised Pork Shoulder

Foreword By: Steven Rodia

On a recent trip to Chicago, I was fortunate enough to dine with the good people at The Purple Pig.  Everything that I sampled from their menu was excellent, but [...]

Homemade Fork & Stave Flour Tortilla Recipe

August 14th, 2013|


Homemade Flour Tortillas

If  you’ve ever thought about making your own tortillas at home and assumed it’d be too complicated, you need to reconsider.  There are few things that can drastically improve a great fajita or quesadilla recipe as much as adding homemade flour tortillas.  I developed the recipe, below, over the years and it is very straight forward to prepare.  If you’re like me, these crispy, chewy, flavorful tortillas will have you hooked and keep you from ever considering store bought tortillas again.


3 cups all purpose [...]

Papaya Habanero Skirt Steak Fajita Recipe

August 12th, 2013|

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Papaya Habanero Skirt Steak Fajitas

For those of you not afraid of a little spice in your life, I have the recipe for the perfect skirt steak fajita.  The natural sugars in the papaya and citrus ingredients balance out the heat from the habanero while the acids help tenderize the steak.  I found the ingredients easy to pull together [...]