Couples Cooking: pork, the dichotomy
The US Gummint has recently changed their cooking guidelines on pork. For example, cooking to pink is fine, whereas, cooking to white or gray was the standard to keep from dying, blah blah blah...all A's life.
Now, A comes from a background of raising hogs, processing the meat, and preparing it so as to enjoy it, not die from eating it. B didn't get any lectures or demonstrations, apparently. B likes juicy and tender, whereas A sort of panics when there is just too much juice, or too much tender.
When there is the question posed as to how long a pork loin should grill at 400 degree heat, B goes by look, not time. (Ok. We are all going to die, aren't we?) How long! Not cook by look! A grabs a beer, B "looks". ( At the pok on the grill and at A twisting and spinning, waving hands like as whirling Dervish.)
A had some pork cook theory support, since the neighbor got his (A's brother) compliment to the chef. He put his chop in the oven and cooked it to family lore temperature (broil) and time (20 minutes).
A's brother wants more! All the time!
B says A shall be responsible for all future pork cook.
Except that B is not going to wait for A to get off work to prepare the pork.
A's brother suggested pork and beans, pork fried, roasted, boiled,and on and on. So, Brother will get his wishes come true. A will cook. B just might watch, in case B is called to cooking duty.
In the meantime pork screams for complimentary sweet stuff.
Typically, black eyed peas, sweet cornbread, cabbage, yams, apple cider as a rue...
And the whole point of this is to just distract you from the ills and woes of this day, and every day. And possibly encourage you to experiment with your cooking, and for me to demonstrate how awful cooking by look ( B's go to) as opposed to A's timed method works.
A's brother is excited! Get excited by apple cider, if nothing else!
And stay safe, healthy, make what you can out of pandemic isolation, friends.