Pork Neck Cooked in Eucalyptus with Chestnuts

Method

This dish comes from such a simple idea. I was out looking at the pigs at Redleaf Farm; they had just been moved into a new purpose-built paddock and it was a wonderful dense forest of eucalypt trees. The leaves had fallen all through their feed troughs and they were greedily eating vegetables and grain mixed with eucalyptus. It would be nice to think that the eucalyptus they eat might flavour the meat, but we’ve given the process a helping hand…