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Whole hog takes a ride through a city on a Harley
Jun 20, 2013 4:02 pm

It’s not everyday that you’ll see a tatted-up chef riding a Harley Davidson through a busy city, whole pig slung over his shoulders. Yet that’s just what we see in this video below from Long Island City restaurant Alobar. Watch the pig's astounding journey, after the jump.

How A Denver Chef Prepares For Battle At The Cochon Heritage BBQ

Jeff Bolton has packed his caja china box
Aug 22, 2012 4:01 pm

Over Labor Day weekend (August 31 – September 2) Brady Lowe will host the first Cochon Heritage BBQ in Memphis, Tennessee. The concept is similar to the long-running Cochon 555, in that heritage pigs are at the forefront. But the focus is BBQ, requiring teams to serve dishes in a number of standardized categories (pull, muscle, bone, stew, mayo). Weekend participants include Jamie Bissonnette, Joshua Applestone, Ed Lee and Virginia ham master Allan Benton. We reached out to competing chef Jeff Bolton from Denver’s Second Home Kitchen + Bar to find out how he is preparing for the big competition.

The Perfect Pig

Our favorite thing about pork? Everything
Dec 10, 2011 3:01 pm

We're all about the pig here at Food Republic. This intense fascination would be considered dangerous if there weren't so many others like us out there. From the crackle of its crispy skin during a roast to the harsh hacking of its carcass, nothing goes unappreciated. Odes of adoration are made to all its perfect forms: bacon, porchetta, sausage, bacon…. Here are some stories for your viewing and salivary pleasure.

Tin's Italian Combo Sandwich

Straight-up food porn or just a porchetta sandwich?
May 24, 2011 10:45 am

Shea Gallante is one of those chefs whose resume actually makes your mouth water. Before opening Ciano last year in NYC's Flatiron district, he helmed the kitchen at CRU, worked at Bouley in Tribeca, and helped Lidia Bastianich earn lots of stars at Felidia. 

Now Gallante's running his own show, however, and the executive chef and partner in the...


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