House of Cards & Ribs

This week my Dad and I finished watching Houses of Cards, to which we had been completely addicted. As we followed the devious and underhanded exploits of Washington’s political elite, we were often teased by the sight of Frank Underwood tucking into the best ribs in DC at ‘Freddy’s BBQ joint’.

"My one guilty pleasure is a good rack of ribs, even at 7:30 in the morning"

“My one guilty pleasure is a good rack of ribs, even at 7:30 in the morning”

There is something about eating meat off the bone. Not only is the flavour and texture almost always superlative to boneless cuts – it’s messy and primal. Ribs in particular are a true comfort food for me, so after 26 episodes of enduring mouth-watering jealousy, I had to get in the kitchen.

Cooking ribs properly requires patience, but good things come to those who wait…

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