Roast Pork and Apples

Wine Varietal: Chardonnay

The English have always loved their meat and fowl. Picture an oversized Henry VIII sitting at a table piled high with venison, pheasant, pigeon, roast beef, and pig. And even swan! References to roast pork, cold ham, even toasted sandwiches can all be found in Jane Austen’s writing and letters. Remember Emma’s father sending “Hartfield pork” to Miss Bates? At our table when I was growing up, my father insisted on plenty of meat, and no day was more important than New Year’s for our traditional roast pork, mashed potatoes, and baked apples.