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Top Chef All-Stars winner Richard Blais heats up New York City and beyond

Richard BlaisTo celebrate the recent launch of the new Pork® Be inspiredSM campaign, Top Chef All-Stars winner, Richard Blais, is joining America’s pork producers to open the one-day-only Pork Inspiration Café in New York City on April 14.

Blais will be serving up inspired pork dishes free of charge and sharing his approachable think tank of menu ideas. He’ll also demonstrate how pork, whether it’s at a family gathering or a neighborhood barbecue, finds its place in almost any menu, time of day, cuisine and lifestyle. To partake in the event, New Yorkers need only to show up at the café located at 470 Park Avenue South between 31st and 32nd at the following times: 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.

Not in New York City?

You can still join in the fun. Visit on April 14 at 12:30 p.m. ET for a live pork cooking demonstration hosted by Chef Blais. Also, be sure to check back here for more how-to videos after the event!

Expand Your Culinary Horizons With Pork Recipes from Richard Blais
Richard Blais may be known for his avant-garde culinary techniques on TV, but now the Top Chef All-Stars winner is bringing his passion for flavor and innovation to your kitchen with six signature pork recipes and tips. Try the Pear-Brined Pork Chop or Slow-Roasted Ginger Ale Pork Ribs to help take weeknight dinners from traditional to inspirational.

Ham and Herb Schnitzel with 6-Minute Egg
Start your morning right with a slice of cured ham, breaded and pan seared, served with a 6-minute egg, asparagus, sausage vinaigrette and a whipped maple sauce.

Pear-Brined Pork Chop
With a double hit of pear – from pear juice brine to an innovative pear puree – the all-star pork chop gets an easy and delicious twist.

Slow-Roasted Ginger Ale Pork Ribs
Slowly coated ribs are lacquered in a ginger ale barbeque sauce and topped with shredded celery root to create an unexpected new version of a BBQ classic.

Malta and Agave Braised Pork Shoulder
Add a little punch to your weekday dinner schedule with this slow-roasted pork shoulder served with parmesan grits and a ginger-scallion relish. No malta? Feel free to substitute it with any cola product.

Pork Bolognese
Not your average spaghetti and meat sauce! Fresh sausage and braised pork shoulder Bolognese, served atop a bed of pappardelle noodles, takes the classic comfort food up a notch.

Bacon Ice Cream
Sweet and savory, this delicious concoction proves that bacon does go with anything!


Feeding America LogoFor more inspired pork dishes and to help donate fresh pork to Feeding America click here.