Season both sides of the pork chops with the Essence and kosher salt. Lightly dredge
in the flour.
Heat the olive oil
in a large Dutch oven
or heavy pot over high heat. Add the pork chops 2 at a time, and cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side. Remove the pork chops and transfer to a platter. Repeat with the remaining pork chops and set aside.
Reduce the heat to medium-high, and add the apples and onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples and onions
are golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the cabbage and cook, stirring, until wilted, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken stock
, Calvados, caraway seeds
, bay leaves
, salt, pepper and herbs
. Cook uncovered until sauce
comes to a boil. Add the pork chops
, cover, reduce the heat to a simmer
and cook until the pork chops are fork-tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
Serve the pork chops with the cabbage and pan juices.