Cookbook giveaway – Pure Pork Awesomeness

Pure Pork AwesomenessChef Kevin Gillespie has received many accolades in the past several years. He has been named a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Rising Star Chef of the Year Award for three consecutive years, was nominated for Food & Wine’s People’s Best New Chef and named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for his outstanding accomplishments in the restaurant industry, and his first cookbook was nominated for a James Beard award.

His sophomore cookbook, Pure Pork Awesomeness, is all about one of his favorite subjects: the pig, and we’re delighted to offer five copies to EYB Members in the US and Canada. (Learn more about the book in our author interview and you can see Kevin’s book tour dates in our Events Calendar.) Click on the Rafflecopter image below to view entry details and requirements. One of the entry options is to answer the following question on this blog post:

Which cut of pork is your favorite and how do you cook it?

Please note that you must enter the comment after signing into Rafflecopter or your entry won’t be counted. The contest ends April 28, 2015.


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  • trudys_person  on  March 31, 2015

    I don't cook pork at home very much at all – or any meat for that matter. I leave it to the professionals. I love really good pulled pork, pork tenderloin, charcuterie and bacon!

  • contest718  on  April 1, 2015

    love baby back ribs! I cook them all the time on the grill, in the smoker, or low and slow in the oven.

  • wester  on  April 1, 2015

    I love slow-cooked pork belly with sauerkraut.

  • NikkiPixie  on  April 1, 2015

    I agree, ribs are awesome… long and slow in the oven with a sticky sweet glaze, mmmm……

  • Grinsall  on  April 1, 2015

    I love roast leg of pork with lots of crackling and homemade Apple horseradish sauce and a ton of roasted vegetables.

  • vickster  on  April 1, 2015

    I am mostly enjoying pork shoulder, an inexpensive cut that can be cooked many ways: barbecued, roasted, cut up and stewed. Not to mention the dishes leftovers can be used in ( for example, tacos)

  • reno2014  on  April 1, 2015

    I love to BBQ, and one of my favorite things is baby back ribs, done with my top secret homemade BBQ sauce. Can't get any better than this.

  • ldtrieb  on  April 1, 2015

    Pork shoulder, slow cooked.

  • JensCooks  on  April 1, 2015

    Ribs are my favorite. If we have time, we cook them sous vide and finish them on the grill. Otherwise they get roasted in the oven. Either way, they get our fantastic spice rub!

  • wodtke  on  April 1, 2015

    I like pork shoulder, which remains moist after cooking. I make a charcoal fire on half the grill, brown a boneless shoulder roast directly over the coals, insert a meat thermometer, cover the grill with the vents open, and charcoal roast to 135 Fahrenheit. Let rest to 145 degrees.

  • sir_ken_g  on  April 1, 2015

    BBQ ribs – Chinese style with Hoi Sin sauce, garlic, ketchup, and sugar.

  • bching  on  April 1, 2015

    Pork belly cooked Chinese style!

  • HeatherLynn  on  April 1, 2015

    I love pork shoulder cooked slow and shredded into BBQ!

  • kimtrev  on  April 1, 2015

    Pork shoulder that has been slow roasted is my favorite.

  • ballen  on  April 1, 2015

    It's so hard to pick one favorite — but Italian sweet pork sausages are my favorite since childhood.

  • dbielick  on  April 1, 2015

    roasted pork shoulder

  • chawkins  on  April 1, 2015

    Pork shoulder, however it is cooked, it is almost impossible to ruin a slow-cooked pork shoulder.

  • dpalmer  on  April 1, 2015

    Pork kidneys; I particularly like them devilled for breakfast.

  • ndyson  on  April 2, 2015

    Tenderloin on the grill

  • nicolthepickle  on  April 2, 2015

    I like bacon the best, in everything. Crispy fried, and I really enjoy a lovely slow roasted pork roast as well.

  • babyfork  on  April 2, 2015

    I love smoking pork shoulder for pulled pork! And bacon, of course.

  • rosscarberyreci  on  April 2, 2015

    I love taking the pork tenderloin; butterflying it; then layering it with Rosscarbery Black Pudding. Roll it up on the narrow side, secure with 2 cocktail sticks. Wrap in tin foil and roast for 25 minutes per pound + 25 minutes at 180°C (calculate the cooking time on the weight of the tenderloin only). Open one end of the pack and pour the meat juice into a saucepan. Add some red wine and a little seasoning. Reduce. Pour the sauce over the sliced stuffed pork tenderloin. Serve with potatoes & veg; alternatively let it cool & slice wafer thin to serve as a salad meat. Enjoy

  • footprint  on  April 2, 2015

    Being Canadian, I love my back bacon. Especially on home made Hawaiian pizza.

  • Zosia  on  April 2, 2015

    Tenderloin, coated in herbs and mustard, wrapped in bacon and roasted.

  • southerncooker  on  April 2, 2015

    Pork butt and I make slow cooker pulled pork southern style.

  • munki  on  April 2, 2015

    Pork belly for sure…slow-roasted.

  • clare_b74  on  April 3, 2015

    I'm loving red-cooked pork belly at the moment, as the Australian summer fades and the nights become cooler 🙂

  • tjnelson1hotmail  on  April 3, 2015

    Pork shoulder….nicely roasted or slow cooked, though pork-belly is high up there too.

  • pgarcia  on  April 3, 2015

    Pork Butt – low and slow!

  • bfg67  on  April 4, 2015

    shoulder, low and slow

  • pwsnook  on  April 4, 2015

    I love any pork cut that I can braise until it falls apart, such as country style ribs, butt, or shoulder. And, of course, bacon! But for the life of me, I cannot seem to get the hang of roasting or grilling pork without drying it out.

  • infotrop  on  April 4, 2015

    I just made a yummy dinner with ground pork, cabbage, noodles and a spicy peanut butter sauce.

  • KikiX  on  April 4, 2015

    My favorite cut varies depending on my mood… These days: pork shoulder, braised low and slow in broth, wine and seasonings!

  • marthafan  on  April 4, 2015

    Thick cut bacon & in the oven!

  • dbcurrie  on  April 6, 2015

    Love pork shoulder, any cut. Usually braised.

  • Rosesrpink50  on  April 7, 2015

    Fried center cut pork chop. I don't have it often, but it is as good as fried chicken, if not better.

  • cecrofts  on  April 8, 2015

    Braised shoulder.

  • tasteslike  on  April 8, 2015

    Pork shoulder. Not a close call.

  • katenolan  on  April 8, 2015

    Shoulder in the crockpot.

  • matag  on  April 9, 2015

    Shoulder BBQ

  • Clove  on  April 9, 2015

    Loin. It makes yummy schnitnels

  • jd5761  on  April 10, 2015

    pork loin – so versitile

  • Atelford  on  April 10, 2015


  • Julia  on  April 10, 2015

    Pulled pork from braised butt/shoulder. Thin pork chops quickly fried.

  • dhatt14  on  April 12, 2015

    Pork belly!!

  • ltsuk  on  April 12, 2015

    pork butt – especially in pork porkolt

  • mfl  on  April 13, 2015

    I'd love to learn how to make Tête fromagée

  • smtucker  on  April 16, 2015

    Shin cutlets….. amazing cut that I only know since I buy whole pigs these days. A light dusting in some panko crumbs and a quick pan fry. Serve with a lemon butter sauce and life seems better almost immediately.

  • sarahawker  on  April 16, 2015

    Pork shoulder with a dry rub, Smoked on my tiny portable smoker.

  • jlh39  on  April 16, 2015

    Slow cooked pork shoulder is a family favorite.

  • kidzcook  on  April 16, 2015


  • lindencroft  on  April 17, 2015

    pork shoulder braised with ancho chilies and posole

  • Analyze  on  April 20, 2015

    crispy pork chops

  • tinaellen  on  April 21, 2015

    Side ribs and I like to throw them in the smoker for hours and hours and then finish them on the grill with a smoky sauce

  • auntietina  on  April 21, 2015

    I love a good pork roast, especially if there are little fatty bits that get all crunchy when it's done…

  • tdawn62  on  April 28, 2015

    I love ham, bacon, roast and Pork Chops!

  • ravensfan  on  April 28, 2015

    I love pan-fried thinly cut pork chops.

  • rivergait  on  April 28, 2015

    Slow-cooked pork shoulder…with vinegar-y pulled pork sauce.

  • Katehambly  on  April 30, 2015

    Sweet, sweet baby back ribs.

  • southerncooker  on  May 10, 2015

    Just wanted to say thanks. My copy arrived a few days ago and I've already started cooking. Made the Ham Burgers today and they were delicious. Have many more recipes marked to try soon.

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