In the seventh of a series of weekly farm reports from Tom Hirschfeld on Food52, wherein he dispenses wisdom, recipes, cooking and gardening tips, he has shared a recipe that practically screams fall: Braised Pork Roast with Onion Jus, Pears, Turnips and Potatoes. It’s the sort of dish I want to simmer while puttering around a toasty house on a Sunday, then invite friends and family to share around the dinner table on a cool, crunchy-leaved October afternoon.
I adore this type of braised dish in the fall — a long, slow simmering time gives the meat a chance to break down, becoming meltingly tender. And pears, turnips and potatoes cooked alongside transform the dish into classic fall comfort food. Besides his recipe for Braised Pork Roast with Onion Jus, Pears, Turnips and Potatoes, Tom shares his tips for growing fall vegetables. You can see both on his post at Food52.
Want more about life on the farm? Check out Tom’s initiation to beekeeping (Part II): Beekeeping and Fried Chicken with Honey Ginger Sauce.