Thursday, September 24, 2015

CIC Hosts Pork Board Competition

Chef Deihl on the left and Chef Stefanelli on the right
A couple of weeks ago, the Pork Board held a competition in Charleston for the best pork dish. CIC friend Chef Craig Deihl, of Cypress restaurant and Artisan Meat Share, took home first place. CIC Chef Instructor Scott Stefanelli brought home second place. Congrats, chefs! To get their recipes, go here

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

It's Keegan-Filion Farm's Pastured Pork For The Butchery and Charcuterie Class

The photos tell the story. At top - students begin to fabricate one of the three pastured pigs purchased from Keegan-Filion Farm. Below, you see Marc Filion telling the class what is involved in the process of raising livestock on a farm where every animal is free-range. At his right, Megan Pirkel is stuffing some brats. To the right, the salumi is hung for a ferment. All are products of Keegan-Filion pork. Keegan-Filion's chickens, pigs and cattle are the preferred livestock for most of Charleston's best restaurants. Like the CIC, they believe in sustainable agriculture from local sources as opposed to farm-lot commodity meat.