Pork chops are a classic dinner, in the Norman Rockwell Americana imagination of dinner. They're what you might prepare on a Wednesday night for your family, or receive, after a well-mixed martini, on a plate with mashed potatoes, when you visit a friend for dinner. Prepared well, they can be absolutely delicious.
Pork chops are a great American classic, whether they're served grilled with peaches or seared on a cast iron pan and dolloped with apple sauce. But unless you've had them in a sandwich, perfectly breaded and crisp, you're missing out. A pork katsu sandwich has long been a popular treat in Japan, and lately it's enjoyed a surge of popularity in America. If you make one, you'll see why.
If you thought your morning bacon or sausage was getting pricier, you might be right.
A federal class action suit filed by 13 grocery shoppers in Minnesota alleges that some of the nation’s biggest pork producers have colluded to fix pork prices.
So here’s the thing about buying pork in the U.S.: It’s not quality-ranked like beef is. Whereas American beef sports clear rankings of USDA Prime, Choice, or Select—Prime being the best, comprising just 1.5% of all U.S. certified beef—American pork doesn’t.