We love Patrick Martins -- and Heritage Foods...from the Heritage Foods Newsletter today:
New York, January 25
COCHON 555 is the only heritage pig and chef competition in the U.S. The event is a premier culinary showcase of 5 chefs, 5 pigs and 5 winemakers in a friendly competition for a cause. On January 25th at 4pm, a group of top New York City chefs (Ladner, Kave, Hellen, Clampffer and Cuevas) will each prepare a heritage breed hog from head to toe at the Hiro Ballroom. The event is raising awareness for Farms for City Kids, a unique educational program combining classroom study with first-hand farming experience.
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The participating wineries include: Miura Vineyards, Pax Wine Cellars, Bonny Doon, Channing Daughters, Vina Sastre. Chef and Judges beer sponsor: Dogfish Head Beer. VIP Guests will enjoy reserve wines from Meander, Kosta Browne, Shane, Slaughterhouse, Hill Family Estate and Auteur with over 150 pounds of artisan cheese.
The judges include: Joshua Ozersky, Lesley Townsend, Patrick Martins, Chris McBride, Benjamin Wallace, Christopher Papagni, Steven Rinella, Emmanuel Kemiji, Heather Hyman, Isabella Wojcik, Matthew Jennings, Carlo Mirarchi, Burke Owens, Brandon Hoy, Hunter Boon, Chris Parachini, Rolando Robledo, Matthew Jennings and Christine Quinlan.