Category: Pork

  • COCHON555 2016

    COCHON555 2016

    COCHON555 took place on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at the Viceroy in Santa Monica.  The five competing chefs this year were Bruce Kalman (Union/Knead), defending champ Walter Manzke (Republique/Petty Cash Taqueria), Jason Neroni (The Rose Cafe), Carlos Salgado (Taco Maria), and Brooke Williamson (The Tripel/Hudson House/Playa Provisions).  Each chef had to prepare 6 dishes using a […]

  • Big Bite Bacon Fest 2015 at The Queen Mary

    Big Bite Bacon Fest 2015 at The Queen Mary

    Big Bite Bacon Fest returned to The Queen Mary in Long Beach for its second annual event this past weekend.  Expanded this year to three sessions across two days, the food festival offered bacon-y bites and craft beers from several dozen food purveyors and breweries. This being my first time, though having attended quite a […]

  • COCHON 555 Los Angeles 2015

    COCHON 555 Los Angeles 2015

    This past weekend, COCHON 555 descended on the Viceroy hotel in Santa Monica for its 2015 Los Angeles competition, pitting 5 chefs with 5 whole heritage pigs against each other.  The prize was the title of Prince of Porc and to move on to the Grand Cochon competition in Aspen, Colorado, where the winning chefs […]