Fave al Guanciale

Fava Beans with Hog Jowl

Preparation info

  • Serves

    10

    to
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

A Canon of Vegetables

A Canon of Vegetables

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2007

  • About

This is Italy’s answer to Hoppin’ John, that mixture of black-eyed peas and pork brought to Charleston, S.C., by slaves from Africa.

Some years ago, I was about to leave New York for a brief expedition into the interior of French Guiana. The trip eventually yielded many gastronomic adventures peccary barbecues by the wild Maroni River, stewed armadillo at a restaurant in Cayenne, and a curiously tasteless mangosteen stolen from a botanical garden i