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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.

Pancetta, Meet Smokey Pork Ribs

They walk into a house in the middle of Washington, DC, and the nutjob who owns it has pork everywhere. The freezer full of vac sealed sausage. The wine fridge with struggling chorizo. The pancetta in the rafters. The hams hanging in the shed. And the pork ribs.