Pig Briton: I Like Pig U.K. Tour

$670 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 49 months
For the past five years Pig Island, NYC’s annual pig cook-off has led the farm-to-chef movement, working with more than a dozen small farms that work so hard to raise heritage pork the right way and supporting up-and-coming chefs, artisanal food makers, and local breweries, wineries and hard cider makers. This year we culminated all our efforts into an e-cookbook, I Like Pig: Recipes and Inspiration from New York City's Pig Island. I Like Pig is more than just a collection of recipes: It 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. 

And now we’re going international! 

This coming fall in conjunction with Beer Sessions Radio™ on the Heritage Radio Network, the team behind Pig Island (author Jimmy Carbone, editor Rachel Wharton, photographer John Taggart and the radio producers and writers) will be heading to Great Britain to meet with and interview about a dozen U.K. farmers, chefs, brewers and cider makers. Our ambitious agenda will hopefully include: 

·         A visit to The Cyder House, Aspall Hall in Suffolk to interview Barry Chevallier Guild

·         Travel to Herefordshire (Oliver’s Perry), Hampshire (New Forest Cider), Somerset(Wild Beer Co.) and Yorkshire (Samuel Smith Brewery)

·         Hosting a pig butchering event at London’s Borough Market with artisanal butcher Andrew Sharp and farmer Jan McCourt (Northfield Farm)

·         Travel to two different heritage pig farms: Jimmy’s Farm in Suffolk and Sillfield Farm in the Lake District

·         Hosting a nose-to-tail dinner with chef Fergus Henderson at St. John with another event alongside Michelin-rated Clove Club’s Isaac McHale

·         An outdoor tasting event at Wahaca Market with Feeding the 5000’s Tristram Stuart and “real food” celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

 Our main goals for funding:

·         To have airfare for our team

·         To support for Beer Sessions Radio™ to be able to record at all the above events/locations

·         To hire a U.K. crew to document our adventure, make short videos, and possibly create a documentary as part of our international outreach to encourage the support of small family farms that are at risk throughout Great Britain

·         To produce a print version of our e-cookbook with additional recipes from our U.K. trip

We have hosted Pig Island each fall in New York City since 2011, not just because we like pig — and do we love pork! — but because we wanted to support the small farmers that work so hard to raise heritage pork the right way.  Over those years we’ve started to create yet another community: a group of chefs and farmers and cooks who participate in Pig Island each year. With crowd funding support, we will advance our mission to a new country and bring the Best of Pig Briton to pork lovers in both Europe and the United States.
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Our e-Cookbook is a finalist in this year's International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) cookbook awards. The winner will be announced on March 29th!
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Raised by 3 people in 49 months
Created December 1, 2014
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