There is a cool class coming up in Durham for those of you who really want to go whole hog (or have a meat cleaver fetish) and learn how to butcher one. Only a couple of spots left in this June 27th class so sign up soon. On the other hand, if you think the whole (hog) is greater than the sum of its (pork) parts, you could skip the class and just put the whole hog on the cooker like they do in Eastern NC.
Ever wanted to learn the art of barbecue judging? Well, right here and right now is your chance. And by right here and right now I mean Lexington, NC in February of 2011. The Kansas City Barbecue Society, the granddaddy of BBQ organizations, brings its respected judging class to Lexington on February 19 leading up to the inaugural BBQ Capital Cook-Off to be held in April. (A tip of the snout to Another_Q_Lover for bringing the class to my attention.)
Sign up for the judging class, or to enter the cooking competition (wood or charcoal only, hallelujah!), using the forms below. Oh, and I should warn you that your’s truly plans to be there for the class, and I am excited already.