If you have some pork, and I have some pork, and I have a fork. There it is, that's a fork, you see? You watching? And my fork reaches acroooooooss the room, and starts to eat your pork … I ... eat ... your ... pork! I eat it up!
OK, The Carolina Pork Experiment at Motorco might not be THAT intense, but with Durham being only the fourth stop on the 16-city tour of The Food Experiments – the nation’s leading cook-off organization – with nearly four hundred other chefs to compete with, the 25 local amateur chefs are going to have to come up with something pretty spectacular to impress the high-profile lineup of judges, including Johanna Kramer, the DurhamFoodie, Chef Walter Royal of The Angus Barn Steakhouse in Raleigh and DJ Kitty Kinnin, host of many food-centric radio shows on 100.7FM The River. The only rule? They must incorporate pork in one way or another.
Between noon and 3pm on Sunday, the chefs will compete for prizes like bakeware, cookware, knives, cash and, of course, the chance for culinary glory. The overall winner from each city’s Experiment will be flown to Brooklyn courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery, the national sponsor of the tour, to compete with the other chefs vying for the title of The Food Experiment champion.
The chefs don’t get to have all the fun – for $10, attendees get to taste the chefs’ samples, vote for which one they like best, and wash their food down with a Brooklyn Brewery beer. A portion of the proceeds will go towards charities that promote sustainability and local culinary education for disadvantaged children and teens. Get your tickets or sign up to compete here.