When I started blogging nearly six years ago, I shared stories and recipes about my Italian-American experiences. Since my husband I were living 3,000 miles away from our relatives, my blog was a way to stay connected, share memories, and let them know how much I treasured our family’s culinary traditions.
I’m not alone in cherishing family recipes. Professional chef and personal friend, Miguel Valdez, of The Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar, in San Diego, feels similarly. And in today’s post, he shares one of his Mexican family’s most beloved recipes for chicarron. Simply put, chicarron are fried pork rinds. They’re relatively easy to make and are surprisingly tasty. They’d also make a unique addition to a holiday dinner party. Here is a link to his video.
Today is the eighth day of our 12 Days of Pork Giveaway on PKS.com! Because we want to encourage you to keep your family recipes alive, we’ve got fabulous feature: A set of pans.
From December 13th to the 24th, we will highlight new items here on PKS.com that we’re giving away as part of a grand pork holiday gift pack. (One winner will be selected at the end of our sweepstakes to win the ENTIRE collection of all 12 prizes!)
There are two ways to enter:
1. Pin the image highlighted in this post on Pinterest.
2. Retweet the #12DaysofPork tweet from @allaboutpork on Twitter to enter to win the entire gift pack.
This means you have two chances to enter per post (if you pin AND retweet).We’ll publish a new post each day, giving you a new chance to earn two more entries. You do NOT have to enter each day – it just increases your number of entries if you do.
See full legal rules here.
What item will we unveil next?
Check back tomorrow for the ninth 12 Days of Pork Holiday item, and thanks for playing!