Farm & Fisherman Tavern Hosting Beer and Pig Extravaganza

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Since it’s an Eagles bye-week and your Sunday afternoon is probably free, Farm and Fisherman Tavern’s Beer and Sausage Fest may be just what you’re looking for.  The Tavern, in Cherry Hill is hosting the big event this Sunday, October 19th  from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.: Beer and Pig. The event will include a cocktail hour with passed pig h’orderves before the four-course meal.

Dishes will be created from two Rettland Farm heritage pigs that will be paired with local beers. At least four of the six beers that will be served (Kane, Cape May, and Forgotten Boardwalk) aren’t distributed in Pennsylvania. They will also be serving a punch containing rum distilled by Cooper River Distillers in Camden.

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The Day We Ate Arnold the Pig

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It’s not every day that a family of Jews hosts a pig roast, but that is exactly what my sister did at her suburban Washington home Sunday.

Not just any pig roast, mind you, but a whole pig roast, complete with Porky’s head, ears, snout, mouth and teeth. All festively festooned with a red ribbon. It was the centerpiece of the feast, which I had dubbed  pigapalooza. Read more »

Save the Date: Cochon 555 Is Coming to Philadelphia in 2014

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We don’t have any details yet but a little birdie tells us that Cochon 555 will be coming to Philadelphia on Sunday, January 26th, 2014 Sunday, March 16th, 2014.

Cochon 555 is a culinary competition featuring five chefs, five pigs and five winemakers. The winner of  the Philadelphia event will move on to compete in the national Grand Cochon cook-off.

This past July, Cochon Epic, a pork-centric party came to the Ritz Carlton. It was a blast.

No word yet on tickets or location.

Cochon555 [Official Site]

CANCELLED: Pop Up Meat Market at Williams-Sonoma Today

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CANCELLED: The Pop-up meat market has been cancelled due to illness.

Maybe Victor Fiorillo will want to check out Philadelphia CowShare next time he needs to go meat shopping. You can check out the CowShare this afternoon at Williams-Sonoma in the Bellevue at Broad and Walnut.

From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. you’ll be able to pick up grass-fed beef and pastured pork for your Labor Day needs and wants.

Pop-Up Meat Market [Philadelphia CowShare]
Philly CowShare [Official Site]

Mildred Celebrates Cochon Epic with Pork Menu Through August

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Cochon Epic is coming to Philadelphia on Sunday, July 28th. The event, which is slated for 10 Arts, promises to be a “once in a lifetime epic ‘heritage pork’ experience and features more than two dozen local and nationally known chefs.

As part of the build-up, the Mike Santoro and the Mildred are showcasing a pork-inspired menu now through the end of August. The heritage pork tasting menu is $45 per person and requires the whole table to take part.  The tasting menu will change often but look for items like:

  • Ratatouille stuffed Squid with Tomato Escabeche and Black Pudding
  • Fried Head Cheese with Bread and Butter Pickles
  • Porchetta stuffed with Mortadella and Pistachio

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