One heck of a lot of heritage pig got gobbled up in Aspen, Colorado yesterday. Eatocracy was lucky enough to score a seat at the judges' table for the final round of Cochon 555 – a nationwide culinary tour in which chefs from ten cities from around the country were challenged to create dishes using meat from heritage pig breeds like Red Wattle, Mangalitsa, Berkshire and more.
The winner from each city's competition went snout to snout in yesterday's finale, culminating in David Varley of Washington D.C.'s Bourbon Steak coronation as 'King of Porc.'
So far as we were concerned, there were no losers (well, save for the piggies themselves) - especially the judges, who were treated to mason jars of gloriously crisped bacon served up as palate cleansers.
Each weekday, Lick the Screen will showcase one food photo that sets our stomach rumbling. If you'd like your work to be featured, submit your pictures to the Eatocracy Flickr pool or leave a link in the comments. We'll get in touch if what we see makes us weak at the knees.