Taste of Edmonton: Pork Workshops with Chef Sneazwell & Chef Cowan
Taste of Edmonton is just around the corner and this year’s annual food festival is helping swine lovers learn a few tricks from two Edmonton chefs with a passion for pork.
Each afternoon, Sip ‘n Savour will transform into a classroom, where up to 10 participants can learn new culinary skills and recipes while prepping, cooking and eating right along with the chef. Presented by Events Edmonton, each workshop is $25+GST per person. Service fees apply.
The Sip and Savour tent will play host to two sessions focused on how to cook and use unique cuts of pork.
Interested in nose to-tail-cuisine? First up, on July 18th, Chef Alex Sneazwell of El Cortez Tequilla Bar and Kitchen will be showing participants how to break down and debone a pig head, and prepare it for dinner. See how flavourful, from head to toe, pigs can be with this workshop on how to use a very tasty part of the pig.
I attended a pig roast where Chef Sneazwell couldn’t keep his lips off the cheeks. You’ll walk away with from this session with tips and tricks that are sure to impress the next time you host a dinner party.
On Monday, July 21 from 3 – 4 p.m., Chef Andrew Cowan from Hundred Bar & Kitchen will be sharing his love of all things pig when he shows participants how to break down and use different cuts of pork for BBQ.
Chef Cowan invited me into the kitchen when he was breaking down an Irving Farms pig last summer and it was fascinating – his desire to share his love of pork is infectious. In this session you’ll learn his secrets on how to properly brine, smoke, and cook different cuts of meat on the BBQ. Chef Cowan will be showing you how simple it is to prep, cook, and serve pork belly and pork shoulder on the BBQ.