Porchetta is a savory, fatty, and moist boneless pork roast of Italian culinary tradition. The body of the pig is gutted, deboned, arranged carefully with layers of stuffing, meat, fat, and skin, then rolled, spitted, and roasted, traditionally over wood. Porchetta is usually heavily salted in addition to being stuffed with garlic, rosemary, fennel, or other herbs, often wild.

Doesn’t it just make your mouth water?

I’ve always wanted to try it but unfortunately there is a serious dearth of Italian restaurants in India. The only time I found it on a menu was at this lovely rooftop restaurant in Pondicherry run by a sweet old Italian man. He had been running that restaurant for almost 18 years. I was so excited to try but alas, it had to be made well in advance and I had to leave the next day. Rest assured, I’ll be back. Meanwhile, look at this picture I got off google images and drool!


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