And yet another reason to love pork…as if you needed one!

As promised, a few mouth-watering tidbits from Cochon 555, undoubtedly the porkiest culinary event in the country:

Pig in the Sky: Cochon 555 in Seattle, WA 2013

Pig in the Sky: Cochon 555 in Seattle, WA 2013

Cochon 555 is essentially a competition that features different chefs from the same city all cooking a different heritage breed of pig. Beyond that it’s a celebration for chefs and food fanatics across the nation to eat as much pork as possible in one afternoon.

This year’s PNW bout was held on St. Patrick’s Day at the beautiful Cedarbrook Lodge just outside of Seattle. Each chef put out several pork-filled courses to be first scored by a panel of judges and then enjoyed by the masses. The highest-scoring chef will go on to compete in Aspen for the title of “King or Queen of Porc.”

As a very lucky attendee, I suffered the hardship of walking around, gorging on pork in various forms, sweet and savory.

Here’s a few of my favorite swine-filled sweets:

Chef John Sundstrom of Lark wowed the crowd with his chicharone nutter butters.

Chef John Sundstrom of Lark wowed the crowd with his chicharone nutter butters. This was one of my all-time favorite bites.

Porky Ice Cream with Peppercorns and Lardo

A tasty treat from Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi of Joule and Revel.

Prok fat and bourbon caramel bons bons

Back fat and bourbon caramel bons bons from Canlis chef Jason Franey who took home the crown with his array of porcine delights.

More porky pics — from the savory spectrum — will follow soon!

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3 thoughts on “And yet another reason to love pork…as if you needed one!

  1. W.O.W. Pushing that envelope! Feeling full just reading your descriptions, but what I wouldn’t give to try–especially the nutter butters.

    Liking the pretzel m&m cookies 😉

  2. Pingback: Cooking like Keller, Part Three: Pomegranate Glazed Quail, Caramelized Cabbage | Attempts in Domesticity

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