Slow-cooked pork with pumpkin

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Orchards in the Oasis: Recipes, travel and memories

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 2010

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The largest pig I have ever seen was in Burma; she was over six feet long, about half as wide, and had seven tiny piglets, each one no bigger than their mother’s nose. You see pigs wherever you go and pork is often cooked at home in stews and hotpots. This is a memory of a comforting, flavourful dish we enjoyed in 1981. The flavour is better still if you cook the dish the day before and reheat it. Rather than use preparation-intensive tamarind pods, buy a jar of smooth tamarind purée, avail