Originally Posted by CraigC
Aluminum foil shouldn't be a problem. Can you get grape leaves? You might have to use lots of them and probably need to double wrap, but the should work. You can get achiote and sour orange juice?
I've not made cochinita pibil, but I've seen it made by chef Rick Bayless. He uses pork shoulder, which is very
forgiving. I think that if you get the herbs and spices right, the banana leaf wrapper will not be a big deal. I don't think the banana leaves do much, if anything, for flavor. It seems to be more for the steaming process. I think you could use parchment paper and get good results.