Tag: pork

Il Norcino Bernabei

The Undisputed Master of Porchetta Just 15 miles outside of Rome in the outlying town of Marino, I found the butcher shop and deli of my dreams. Open since 1912, Il Norcino Bernabei is a family operation, run by Vitaliano Bernabei, his wife and son. For the past century, it’s been regarded as the finest meat…  Read More

Cochon 555 Comes to Minneapolis

Trust me, you don’t want to miss this. Cochon 555, one of the country’s most talked about culinary competitions, comes to Minneapolis on Mar. 1, 2015 to celebrate family farms, heritage breed pigs and today’s emerging chef community. This epic culinary experience coming here is further validation of our position as one of the great…  Read More

The Best Gyro & Souvlaki in Athens

Bairaktaris Taverna Near Hadrian’s Library in Athens’ Monastiraki Square, the tantalizing aromas of roasting meat, gyros and souvlaki surround you. There are lots of restaurants that serve these Greek specialties, but my all time favorite has to be Bairaktaris Taverna, which has been around since the late 19th century. Spiros Bairaktaris is now the third…  Read More

5 Questions: Brady Lowe

Heritage Hog Renaissance As the founder of the pork-centric culinary competition Cochon 555, Brady Lowe is on a mission to remind us what true pork tastes like. In each of the 10 cities on the annual tour, Cochon 555 showcases five chefs, five heritage breed pigs and five winemakers to promote breed diversity and whole animal…  Read More

BBQ at Legal Beans

Cebu-Style Lechon Nearly 10 percent of Jersey City’s population is Filipino, and with more than 40,000 new Filipino immigrants arriving in this country every year, the city’s Pinoy population is growing, dynamic and still very tied to the traditions and tastes of their homeland. I love Filipino food. The post-colonial cuisine combines the best of South…  Read More

Meat & Greet: Nok & Chuck- Episode Four

Meet Nok & Chuck Several years ago Chuck traveled to Thailand where he met Nok, a Thai-English translator. They fell in love, got married, and moved to St. Paul, Minn., where they currently reside. In Thailand, Nok grew up learning how to cook traditional Thai dishes from her father. She’s been cooking ever since. Nok…  Read More

Memorial Day BBQ Recipes

Alternatives for the Grill Step away from the traditional burgers and brats, and celebrate the unofficial start of summer with one of these recipes. Grilled lamb is a favorite in my family, it reminds me of little taverns all over Sardinia that serve perfectly charred, herb-infused lamb lollipops. Or get adventurous and try the rich…  Read More

Meat is the New Pink

Inventing Better Tasting Pork Support Carl Blake’s Indiegogo campaign here. Last month Bizarre Foods America profiled Carl Blake, one of the best guys on the planet. He’s the pig farmer who is trying to build a better hog from the ground up. He is also resuscitating the family-farm concept, remaking the diet of his animals…  Read More

Meat is the New Pink

Inventing Better Tasting Pork Support Carl Blake’s Indiegogo campaign here. Last month Bizarre Foods America profiled Carl Blake, one of the best guys on the planet. He’s the pig farmer who is trying to build a better hog from the ground up. He is also resuscitating the family-farm concept, remaking the diet of his animals…  Read More

COCHON Heritage BBQ

The inaugural COCHON Heritage BBQ is around the corner. Add it to your calendar. This Labor Day weekend culinary experience showcases some of the country’s most responsible chefs working amazing BBQ dishes with heritage pork.  Roof top parties, receptions, tastings, and seminars to a celebrity hosted fun run and farmers market– if you love food,…  Read More

COCHON Heritage BBQ

The inaugural COCHON Heritage BBQ is around the corner. Add it to your calendar. This Labor Day weekend culinary experience showcases some of the country’s most responsible chefs working amazing BBQ dishes with heritage pork.  Roof top parties, receptions, tastings, and seminars to a celebrity hosted fun run and farmers market– if you love food,…  Read More