Monday, 23 July 2018

Interporc: Pork Lovers Tour*

Of all the things I tend to eat, pork doesn't often top the list. The only ways I generally eat pork are sausage and bacon as part of a hungover full English breakfast or cooked ham on a ham and cheese sandwich. Diverse and delicious, right?

If you were in Liverpool City Centre at all last week, you probably noticed the giant pink van outside of John Lewis. Interporc, a Spanish not-for-profit organisation, has been touring the UK to give the public information about everything pork - particularly how Spain uses pork so frequently in their meals and the health benefits of the meat that is so frequently overlooked in the UK.

When the Pork Lovers Van is in Spain, they often run workshops and cooking classes for children and families, teaching cooking and healthy eating, with their built-in fully functioning kitchen. 

The giant pink van was full of information about the pork trade in Spain, animal welfare, and how different parts of the pig are used in various dishes. In Spain, absolutely no part of the pig is wasted. Did you know that they even eat the feet? On their website, they have a whole host of delicious recipes, and I might even be bold enough to have a go at the Pork with Sweet & Sour Pineapple Sauce.

Our chef, David, talked us through how to use Serrano and cooked ham in delicious healthy sandwiches, and how to rustle up a taste of Spain in your own home.

Using a variety of ingredients, including avocado, mustard, olive oil, mozzarella, tomatoes, cucumber and carrots, Chef David whipped up three different (bloody delicious) healthy sandwiches for us to try. My favourite had mustard, tomatoes, serrano ham, mozzarella cheese, and tomatoes. Honestly mouthwatering. 

I was very pleasantly surprised by the delicious dishes that Chef David created, and I am definitely whipping this up for work one day this week. If you want your own taste of Spain, check out the Pork Lovers Tour website for a bunch of different recipes to try at home, or Lunya if you don't feel like cooking in this unbearable heat.

(DISCLAIMER: This post was sponsored by Interporc. All thoughts and opinions are honest and, as always, my own.)

It's also worth noting that this whole tour was funded by the EU. (We'll miss you babe x)

1 comment :

  1. I'm not eating meat anymore but I can totally appreciate how good some of those pork creations would taste! The van has proper given me giggles!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland