The Taste of Now

It’s happening now: unbridled creativity, unequaled inspiration, unprecedented value. And it’s happening with pork! Chefs across the country are rolling up their sleeves, laying down their cutting boards and making it happen with pork. So it’s no surprise that consumers are doing the same in their own kitchens. Pork is truly the taste of now.

The National Pork Board has teamed up with three of today’s leading chefs to discover their favorite pork dishes, the techniques behind them, and how pork can inspire creativity in the kitchen for consumers at home. Meet our chefs and their new recipes!

Chef Matt Abdoo | New York City, New York

Chef Abdoo is known for his smoke-centric culinary destination, Pig Bleeker and award winning BBQ at Pig Beach in Brooklyn.

Try his Crispy Pork Cutlets for a quick, weeknight meal full of flavor, and his Dijon and Herb-Crusted Pork Chops for a show-stopping centerpiece meal.

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Chef Adam Sappington | Portland, Oregon

Chef Sappington is an established cookbook author and James Beard finalist. He is the owner/head chef of The Country Cat in Portland,  a cozy restaurant that blends midwestern and northwestern cuisines.

His Apple Cider Ham with Molasses Glaze is fit for a holiday or special occasion, and Baked Pork Loin Chops with Parmesan White Beans are your new go-to on a busy weeknight.

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Chef José Mendín | Miami, Florida

A five-time James Beard semi-finalist, Chef Mendín is the founding partner and chef at Pubbelly Noodle Bar in Miami, an Asian-inspired gastropub.

Chef Mendín has created four new dishes based on trending flavors. Michoacan-Style Pork Carnitas, Honey Balsamic-Glazed Ham, Pork Pappardelle Puttanesca and Sautéed Cuban Pork Loin, each allow you to embrace the taste of now at home!

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