An impressive group of irrepressible chefs — including Sean Brock, April Bloomfield and Jamie Bissonnette  — are sharpening their knives in preparation for the Northern Chefs Alliance's upcoming "Play With Fire" dinner, benefiting the charitable FarmOn! Foundation. Ten chefs from the U.S. and Canada will prepare a bountiful feast at Fish & Game Farm in Claverack, NY, featuring five open fire pits and whole spit-roasted meats from local family farms. Zak Pelaccio of Fish & Game organized the showdown, which will have the Canadian and American chefs squaring off, and also enlisted his pal John Medeski to perform as part of the all-day-and-all-of-the-night proceedings. The dinner takes place on Aug. 17, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The farm is located in Columbia County, so nearby accomodations include hotels and B&Bs in Hudson and Chatham (NY). Food Republic is proudly serving as media sponsor; we even called on Zero Point Zero's Mike Houston to whip up a psychedelic poster for the occasion.

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