It's not really an island of pigs, but a great place to pig out~

Last year’s trip to Pig Island was a blast. Although it really isn’t an island of pigs, it is actually one of the best foodie events in NY.

I just want to encourage everyone to come out and support the event, so here is the press release. You can tell I didn’t write it, because there are no jokes or puns. I’ll be at Pig Island 2014 with my feed bag on. Come Pig Out with me!

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Pig Island Declared “Taste of NY” Event, Plus New Dishes,Beers and Ciders Announced The fifth annual Pig Island, taking place in Red Hook, Brooklyn, on Saturday, September 6th from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. has been declared a “Taste of NY” event by the state. With a focus on showcasing the best of NY State local farmers, chefs, brewers, cider makers, and vintners, Pig Island is being recognized as a premiere event for all of NY!

And this year we’re going to a new level as chefs are bringing additional and more elaborate dishes for the all-inclusive pork fest. Tavern on the Green is but the latest entry whose chefs are cooking up multiple dishes, and they will be bringing four new recipes to the RedHook waterfront.

The latest dishes and chefs include:

· Tavern on the Green Chef Katy Sparks and Adam Shepherd will serve Glazed Pork Belly on Chilled Ramen Noodles, Braised Pork Shoulder Reuben-style Rillettes, Smoked Ham over Green Mango Sticky Rice, and Shaved Roasted Pork Loin

· Thomas Perone (Pig Guy NYC) has two dishes: Italian Spring Rolls with Roast Pork and Roast Pork Sliders with Lime Chimmichurri

· Michael Jenkins (Butter) will serve up a Chorizo taco with watermelon and Serrano chile sauce

· Chef Julian Alonzo and Paul Neuman (Neuman’s Kitchen) have created the mouth-watering “Three Little Piggies”: Roasted pig, late summer Jersey corn, bacon, crispy pigs’ ears, and clams

· Shanna Pacifico (Pacifico’s Fine Foods) is serving Brazilian style Chicharone de Porco (crispy fried pork bits that are marinated in passion fruit and lime) served on top spicy late-summer slaw, topped with seasoned Farofa (crispy yucca flour)

· Smoked Pig Pizza: Emily in Clinton Hill will be smoking a pig in their pizza oven and serving it on homemade pizza dough

· Flinders Lane will serve Roasted Pork Salad with Rau Ram, shallots, and Hot & Sour Dressing

· Jared Male (Randall’s Barbecue) will serve chopped whole hog sliders topped with Randall’s barbecue sauce and vinegar slaw

· Chef Joe Dobias returns with Garlic Pork Cemita, garnished with green salsa and queso fresco

· Jimmy’s No. 43 will serve Chochinita Pibli with fresh tortillas, pickled onion and roasted habanero sauce

· John Rattliff of Ends Meat is making Pork Nuggets served with kraut and pickled mustard

In addition, Long Island’s Wölffer Estate Vineyards will be bringing ciders and both Singlecut

Beersmiths and Barrier Brewing have signed on to add additional brews.

Pig Island showcases the best of New York State local farmers, chefs, brewers, cider makers, and vintners all dedicated to bringing home the bacon! This year Pig Island is teaming with Flying PigsFarms with cooking demos courtesy of sponsor WÜSTHOF. A portion of proceeds will benefit our community partners, Added Value Farm and PortSide NY.

Tickets and additional information can be found at www.pigisland.com.

Food Karma Projects is a creator and producer of food and media events throughout the New York area. Created by Jimmy Carbone—a NYC-based restaurateur and dedicated social entrepreneur—Food Karma Projects is dedicated to community building by creating unique events that showcase the best local food, chefs, beer and wine, and create a social impact that benefits worthy non-profit groups.

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Pig Island 2014

Press Contact: Jimmy Carbone

212 982 3006 / 917 386 8357

foodkarma@gmail.com

Vicki Winters

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She can usually be found riding her bike around NYC or on some interesting adventure, somewhere around the globe.

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