Chicago Culinary Competition Raises Awareness About Family Farmers

Cochon 555... Five chefs, five pigs, five winemakers. Where do I sign up?!

This Sunday marks the tenth year of the annual Chicago cooking competition. Five of the city's top chefs will face off in a cooking contest meant to bring awareness for local farmers and the work they do. The five chefs must prepare a heritage breed pig, from a local farmer.

The Cochon555 website talks about the background of this awesome event, explaining it's purpose:

Created in 2008 in response to the lack of education around heritage breed pigs, Cochon555 is a nose-to-tail culinary event dedicated to supporting family farmers and educating buyers about the agricultural importance of eating heritage breed pigs, some of which are on critical watch lists. The meat they produce is recognized for its superior flavor, texture, appearance, and nutritious qualities.

Tickets are still available here for this epic cook-off, Sunday March 3.

 

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