May 7: National Roast Leg of Lamb Day. Many people balk at the thought of preparing lamb, assuming it's an intimidating (and easily messed-up) task. But lamb is incredibly easy to cook -- and it's even tender enough not to require a marinade. Enjoy this recipe for a delicious, hearty meal.
To Food with Love: Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice ("Lu Rou Fan") 1kg (2 lbs) pork belly, skin-on 1 tbsp vegetable oil 8 cloves garlic, peeled and lightly crushed 1 star anise 2 inch cinnamon stick 1/2 tsp five-spice powder 1/2 cup light soy sauce (I used Lee Kum Kee Superior Light Soy) 1 tsp thick dark soy sauce (I used Cheong Chan Thick Caramel) 1/3 cup chinese cooking wine 3 cups water 1/4 tsp pepper 2/3 cup crispy fried shallots 3 tbsp rock sugar 6 hard boiled eggs