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Scenes From the Porktastic Cochon Heritage BBQ in Memphis

Ben Carter 4 comments

Dozens of amazing pork dishes on the banks of the Mississippi River during the 2013 Cochon Heritage BBQ event in Memphis, Tennessee. More

The Porktastic Scenes from Cochon 555 in San Francisco

Lauren Sloss 5 comments

I think my body is only just starting to forgive me for the havoc I wreaked on it at Sunday's Cochon 555. Now, I take full responsibility for my bad behavior—the end-of-night mezcal shots were probably not totally necessary. But really, when it comes to an event honoring the literal whole hog, you gotta go big. More

Cochon 555 in Seattle: The (Pork-Filled) View from the Judging Tables

Jay Friedman Post a comment

I had the opportunity to serve as a judge in Seattle's Cochon 555, a competition where local chefs take on heritage pigs with delicious results. Here's my point of view, from the judge's table. This was true nose-to-tail eating, most prominent in the long-cooking broths with head parts, the ubiquitous use of lardo, the addictive chicharrones, and the appearance of pork in the desserts. More

Scenes from Cochon 555, NYC

New York Jacqueline Raposo 2 comments

Cochon 555 took over Pier 60 yesterday, where five of New York's swankiest female chefs used whole heritage hogs in their menus, paired with five wineries and a slew of bourbon and mezcal tables, and an entire Berkshire hog was butchered by Sara Bigelow of The Meat Hook and raffled off. We ate and drank our way around the room and brought you our 13 favorite moments, and the team that took home the gold. More

Win Two VIP Tickets to Cochon 555 on February 10th

New York The Serious Eats Team Closed

Cochon 555, the traveling celebration of heritage pork, hits New York on February 10th, and with a lineup of chefs Missy Robbins, Shana Pacifico, Alex Guarnashelli, Leah Cohen, and Elizabeth Falkner, tickets are moving fast. But we're giving away two VIP spots to the event right here. More

Praise the Lard! 19 Bites from All-Star Cochon 555 in Vegas

Katie Robbins 2 comments

Sunday marked the first-annual All-Star Cochon 555. Perhaps inevitably, this over-the-top love letter to all things pork was held in Vegas, the capital of over-the-top decadence, at the new Cosmopolitan Hotel. Winners and fan-favorites of Cochon 555, the traveling snout-to-tail pig cook-off, converged to show off their best swine bites, both savory and sweet. Headcheese, sliders, and porky spins on summer sweets (think cotton candy and snow cones) were in full-effect, as were pig puns. More

Seattle: Judging Cochon 555, the Super Bowl of Swine

Leslie Kelly Post a comment

Seattle chefs brought their A-game to Sunday's Cochon 555, the Super Bowl of Sustainable Swine. And by A-game, I mean pork belly topped with kimchi, bacon brittle gelato, pork blood ravioli, Scrapple Bomba, ham topped with "lardonnaise", trotter fritters, lard biscuits and much, much more. The event, which hits eight cities in the U.S., was created to showcase family farms raising heritage breed pigs. More

Cochon 555 in Seattle: Sausage, Sliders, and Pork-a-Fours

Leslie Kelly 2 comments

Cochon 555 is a traveling pork fest that launched last year to showcase heritage breeds. When it made its way to Seattle on Sunday, organizer Brady Lowe was limping on crutches after a now-famous food fight last week in Portland where he was assaulted after an afterparty. Talk about some feral pig! More

The Cochon 555 Traveling Show Makes Its Way to Chicago

Daniel Zemans 5 comments

Cochon 555 is a traveling series of food events featuring a competition of acclaimed local chefs cooking with heritage pigs. On Sunday night, the eighth in the 11-city tour was held in Chicago (the New York event was reviewed here on Serious Eats). Put on by Taste Network, an Atlanta-based company that does marketing and promotion for the artisan wine and cheese industries, the events serve three purposes. First, they increase awareness of heritage pigs and the food politics that go along with them. Second, they raise the profile of Taste Network. And third, the events serve as a fundraiser for charities related to the concept of eating locally produced, artisan-crafted foods. The Chicago event benefited Farms for City... More

Piggy-Filled Photos from Cochon555 Dinner: 5 Chefs, 5 Pigs, 5 Winemakers

New York Laren Spirer 4 comments

All photographs by Joe DiStefano. The Del Posto booth. Just one whiff upon walking into the Hiro Ballroom on Sunday afternoon was enough to get a preview of what was in store at Cochon555—the gentle, soothing aroma of smoked... More

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