Add a few basics to pork for hearty, comforting dinners.
Pork experts say shoulder cuts are ideal for autumn soups and stews. As the meat cooks, the intramuscular fat melts, making the pork moist and tender. A three-pound shoulder, boned and trimmed, yields about two pounds of meat.
Add potatoes and winter squash to the classic combination of pork and apples for a one-dish meal.
Seasonal maple syrup sweetens this New England version of pho.