Class: Thinking Outside the Pork Chop (Butchery)

  • Sat, Sep 9, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

    340 Victoria Road
    Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Ticket Price $75.00 This event is now over

Nose-to-tail, whole hog programs are becoming more and more common as a sustainable and affordable way for restaurants to work with local farms. This class focuses on ways that families and home cooks can support the same ethos and make the most of their food budget without becoming an expert in whole animal butchery. The secret is making the most of lesser-known cuts and thinking outside of the pork chop. 

In this workshop, Jonathan Pridgen, Cúrate Head of Charcuterie, will collaborate with farmer Marvin Ross of Peculiar Pig to demonstrate recipes and methods that extend the use of a single animal to make the most of our locally raised, ethical meats. Possible dishes include pastry dough from lard, stock from pork bones and cartilage, chicharrónes, sausage making, and/or a pork shank dish. A sampling of a few of these dishes, sips, mingling and Q&A available after the presentation. 

Date & Time

Sat, Sep 9, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Venue Details

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

340 Victoria Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Chow Chow Food + Culture Festival

Chow Chow's mission is to celebrate and enrich the unique foodways of the Southern Appalachian region. Chow Chow Food + Culture Festival is the organization's flagship annual event, held every year on the weekend after Labor Day. In 2023 we will gather September 7-10th to eat, drink, and be merry while we explore the themes of Cultivating, Preserving, Collborating, and Innovating with a robust line-up of presenters. 

As makers, chefs, artists, farmers and business owners, our vision is an equitable and thriving regional food system, where culinary and creative enterprise are central to community identity and resilience. We welcome the collective sum of differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, and talent our makers and guests bring to Chow Chow, and we look forward to celebrating together.

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