In this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking host Michelle Bernstein travels to Mérida, a magical Mexican city steeped in colonial charm. It’s here in the cultural heart of the Yucatán peninsula that culinary legend Jeremiah Tower serves up a unique blend of European and indigenous Mayan flavors—octopus, cucumber Mezcal shooters, and Cochinita Pibil— a whole pig wrapped in banana leaves and roasted in a pit in the ground.
Jeremiah Tower in Mexico (601)
Recipes from this episode
The richness of this slowly braised pork shoulder emulates the succulent, mellow flavors of the roasted suckling pig Jeremiah Tower prepared in his Mexico feast. If you can’t find fresh sour oranges or bottled sour orange juice, combine equal amounts of fresh orange and grapefruit juice.
This drink offers the perfect balance between cool-refreshing and tangy-sweet heat. If you want a more colorful drink, but not more heat, substitute minced red bell pepper for the red chile.