Your Family’s Favorite Pernil

October 2022

Liliana pernil Venezuela


Pernil, Venezuela’s Classic Christmas Roast

Pernil, fall-off-the-bone pork leg or shoulder that is slow-roasted for hours, is the culinary centerpiece of the Christmas celebration in many Latino countries and certainly in her homeland, says Liliana Hernandez, one of our favorite Venezuelan cooks. In Caracas, where she grew up, and throughout the country, tradition dictates that the main meal each December 24 or 25 is a...

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