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Sam’s Good Meats

Food Trade Shows: Overwhelming, Terrifying & Delicious

Gazing out over an endless cattle pen teeming with fixers, hawkers, and nibblers, our Man of Little Restraint entertained a moment of doubt about whether he was going to survive the 2011 Fancy Foods Show. Eight steps in, his mouth was already full.

Secrets of Success from The King & Queen of Pork

For the local food nut or swine savant, it’s impossible not to be inspired by John Stewart and Duskie Estes, the husband-and-wife duo who just won the Pork Olympics. Hear their secrets, and learn how to cook like them (plus helpful recipes!).

Jazz Fe(a)st: Someone Get Me a Wheelchair

Then you look down and there, cupped like magic beans in your hands, is a pepper sauce-dressed pile of pulled pork from a wood-roasted suckling pig. It’s your bachelor party at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, aka Jazz Fe(a)st.

Bury Me in a Bowl of Pig Foot Jambalaya

Sam’s Good Meats challenges anyone turned off by the title of this piece to say they wouldn’t try the dish made at the end of it. Except vegetarians. They can ping @SamsGoodMeats on Twitter with complaints.

Farm to Table: An Education in French Pig

“By five minutes into the cutting session, he was cradling the pig’s brain in his hands like a delicate flower. He betrayed his professorial demeanor once, when he saw that I’d ruined a perfectly good pork shoulder roast with an errant cut. ‘My hhhroast?!’”

A Jew Celebrates Vietnamese St. Patrick’s Day

The sandwich you’ll see here is the “Pho” Corned Beef Banh Mi w/ Ruhlman’s Pate de Campagne, David Chang’s Momofuku Quick Pickles, Cilantro, and Yogurt-Agave-Sriracha sauce. Just look at how good this tastes. Now make your own.