This week on Eat Your Words, host Cathy Erway kicks off 2015 talking pig with Jimmy Carbone of Heritage Radio Network’s own Beer Sessions Radio. Also the producer of Pig Island, New York City’s definitive annual pork fest, Jimmy teamed with James Beard Award winning cookbook author Rachel Wharton to create a cookbook full of porcine goodness. “I LIKE PIG” tells the story of small, family-owned pig farms and their journey to the big city marketplace where renown chefs create delectable pork dishes at the outdoor cooking festival, Pig Island. The group discusses how each year dozens of chefs gather to celebrate the tri-state area’s agricultural bounty. “I LIKE PIG” is a community cookbook, offering up the greatest hits of recipes from the first four years of Pig Island and includes recipes and tips for cooking pork dishes at home. Friend and Pig Island participant, King Phojanakong, chef-owner of Kuma Inn and Umi Nom, plus Chef Jacques Gautier of Palo Santo join the show to add to the pig enthusiasm. Tune in for a delectable episode! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.
“One reason it started was that people questioned us after some other food events and said ‘why can’t you do a sustainable meat event,’ and then I thought we might as well buy pigs from local farmers and give them to the chefs, and that’s the start of sustainable cooking.” [2:35]
—Jimmy Carbone on Eat Your Words