Another amazing post by Emily Leukhardt.
L&S Artisan Meats, nestled in the picturesque Cotacachi region of Ecuador, is not just a farm but a perfect example of community and quality. For the past decade, they’ve been supporting local communities by providing employment opportunities to young Indigenous men and women from the surrounding areas. The result? A vibrant and interconnected community, much like the delicious flavors that come together in my kitchen.
A Meal Born of Community
What makes this dish even more special is knowing that the delicious L&S ham hocks come from a farm that values its community just as much as its products. The young Indigenous men and women from the surrounding areas who work at L&S Artisan Meats are a testament to the power of supporting local communities. It’s a circle of giving back, where the farm thrives because the community thrives, and vice versa.
In the end, it’s not just a meal; it’s a celebration of cultures coming together. The smoky, tender ham hock, the freshly harvested peas, and the comforting rice come together to create flavors that transcend boundaries. It’s a reminder that good food has the power to connect us, no matter where we come from.
So, the next time you sit down to enjoy a meal, consider the story behind the ingredients. In my kitchen, L&S ham hocks have become a symbol of unity and a testament to the goodness that can arise when communities come together.
Here’s to culinary harmony and the power of good food to bring us all closer together!