Foodball: Pork for when you can't wait for your pork: Pork Rillettes
Everything about football is gluttony. Gluttony for punishment, gluttony for pain, gluttony for glory, a gluttony of pride.
It is not very different for the fans. Gluttony of expenses, obsessiveness and over-indulgence. One doesn’t have to spend too much time wandering around a tailgate or an average football house party to see how the largeness of football permeates everything around it. Oversized pizzas, oversized foam hats, oversized emotions.
Football is one of those rare exceptions the typical American negative reaction to such excess and bacchanalia. Anything around football is allowed, even expected, to be even bigger and indulgent.
What does this have to do with this week’s recipe? Armies of fans spend the week carefully planning on smoking and grilling meats for the weekend. And the end result is delicious. There are few things better than a nice pulled pork butt, pork belly, some brisket and all the sausage you can fit over the fire. But is time consuming. And you’re waiting and waiting and waiting for it to be done. The smell is killing you. Your dog and your best friend haven’t moved more than three feet away from the smoker in three hours. What to you eat in the meantime?