We spotted some pigs in the Expo Building at the @ncstatefair! A few things were in The Nest, the fair’s store. Others were on the main floor. Share your photos of pork-related fair fun on our Facebook page and you could win a #ncpork swag bag!
Butcher Bar West opens at 5p for dinner, drinks with the talented @analog_20 and house-made bacon with pork from @vandelefarms fo ya Sunday morning! We're open tonight till 10p, maybe later.
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In honor of National Pork Month I want to share my exciting experience attending The Carolina Meat Conference!
During my time at the conference I was blessed to be the videocamera technician for Chef Brian Polcyn's live Pork Butcher: Charcuterie, Cuts, and Cures. Polcyn demonstrated to the class the importance of keeping the structural integrity of the pork by cutting among the bone and between the muscle groups. Chef Polcyn's teaching style was engaging, encouraging, and very entertaining! He made me laugh more than I should have, but it only added to an already enjoyable experience.
Workshop attendees were able to "give it a stab" and try their skills with different sections of the hog with the help of Chef Polcyn and local butchers attending the workshop.
Hogs used during this demonstration were freerange Chester Whites which had great marbling and a nice 1 inch layer of back fat.
I must say, for my first time being the videocamera guy, I really enjoyed it!
Check back to see more photos/videos from the conference and more during this week!
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