A great read if you love food and if you love Paris is David Lebovitz's book, The Sweet Life in Paris. I think I have accepted the glaringly obvious fact that I will never live in Paris or the south of France; so when I can read about someone else and their escapades in this city and country I am smitten with, it's a real treat for this Francophile.
In addition to the travails of daily life in Paris, David has filled this book with recipes. I recently spent a day tending to a 5 pound pork shoulder from Whole Foods to make David's recipe for Carnitas. I loudly announced for many days prior to our weekend dinner, a meal that our daughter and her boyfriend join us for weekly, we would be having "Carnitas and Margaritas" ! I expected it to be good because it was David's... and it did not disappoint. This weekend we're having friends for dinner and I am tempted to make it again. I don't think anyone in my family would mind a repeat. It was delicious; and the margaritas weren't bad, either.
This photo shows the cubed pork, cooling after braising for 3 hours in the oven. It was then shredded and returned to the oven for an additional hour. The carnitas were rolled in warmed flour tortillas and served with homemade guacamole and salsa. I'll send you to David for the recipe.