I have never made a pork belly before so I read a lot before doing it and followed the directions I found here. I did the slow first, hot second version and it was AMAZING!. You may have heard this cut called Pork Layer Cake before, and here is the reason:
I cut it up into squares and folks stuffed it into a baguette with a sweet vinegar slaw, mayo, hot sauce, and pickled beans and radish. It was insane. I don't have a picture of a fixed sandwich - sorry. I don't know why I didn't think to snap one. Duh.
This is me pulling the lever that operates the apple elevator. They fall into the grinder above the press and then fall in a heap at the bootom of that plastic tube.
Here is the ground apples on top of the press cloth.
We wrap the press cloth around the ground apples like an envelope.
Last year fermented cider under snow.
A very cute boy eating a pork belly sandwich.