In spite of a shared Mediterranean heritage, Scandinavian tastes lure us in as winter descends. Celebrate anything with this menu. It could be Christmas, the New Year or just an excuse to get everyone around a table.
Pulling it off
Three Days Prior: Season the pork. Make the pears for the Double Pear Pudding Cake and the Caramel Cognac Sauce.
One Day Prior: Bake the Double Pear Pudding Cake. Make the Gingered Puree of Winter Roots and Mustard-Glazed Red Cabbage.
Day of the Dinner: Roast Slow Roasted Pork with Glazed Orange Slices. Make Broccoli with Lemon. Reheat Gingered Puree of Winter Roots and Mustard-Glazed Red Cabbage.
Lynne Rossetto Kasper has won numerous awards as host of The Splendid Table, including two James Beard Foundation Awards (1998, 2008) for Best National Radio Show on Food, five Clarion Awards (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014) from Women in Communication, and a Gracie Allen Award in 2000 for Best Syndicated Talk Show.
Sally Swift is the managing producer and co-creator of The Splendid Table. Before developing the show, she worked in film, video and television, including stints at Twin Cities Public Television, Paisley Park, and Comic Relief with Billy Crystal. She also survived a stint as segment producer on The Jenny Jones Show.