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The Wednesday Word: cochinita

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Cochinita [koh-chih-NEE-tah]
A classic of Yucatan cooking, cochinita is originally pork slow-roasted in banana leaf.

The flavour, in the classic preparation, is derived from the pork spending a good amount of time marinating in annatto and orange.

Image/Jennifer Woodard Maderazo, via Wikimedia Commons

You can find cochinita at The Village Biergarten pop-up, in St. Jacobs, in their Fiesta Fries and the Pulled Pork Cochinita Tacos, which are served with refried beans, mayo, salsa and pickled onions.

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