Pork – leg: Leg of pork is the most popular roasting joint, but because of its size it mostly has to be sold in two, or else boned and rolled without the knuckle. This cut promises the most lean meat and lots of crunchy crackling but not, I think, such a sweet flavour as other cuts of pork.
Pork loin and chops: Loin of pork is a prime roasting joint (and the best one for lots of crackling), equivalent in the anatomy of the animal to the sirloin and ribs of beef. This is best bought on the bone, but the butcher must chine it for you – that is, loosen the bone yet leave it attached so it can easily be cut away before carving. The best pork chops come from the hind loin.
Pork – ribs: Spare rib is sometimes sold as individual chops. It is actually the collar of the animal and, when roasted, is full of flavour. It is a great bargain price cut for barbequing or roasting in a piquant, spicy sauce.
Pork fillet or tenderloin: This delightfully quick-cooking lean cut comes from the animal's lower back. It is perfect for making a very fast luxury meal.
Pork and cheese is a classic combination, used here by Delia to create a substantial and flavourful supper or lunchtime bake with the addition of spinach.
This clever recipe uses the principles of making lasagne and adapts these to cannelloni, using no-soak lasagne, minced pork and bechamel.
Lovely Christmas flavours here - although this would be good throughout the winter: port, ginger, citrus fruit, cloves… and a jar of Cumberland sauce cleverly jazzed up by Delia into something really special.
As Delia says, this recipe has plenty of imitators but all too often it's disappointing. Not here: rich, meaty, packed with Italian flavour, it does take a long time to cook, but that's the secret of a perfect Bolognese.
Use whatever meats you like, and chicken: the most important element is this lovely tangy, fruity glaze that lifts a barbecue into another realm…