Monday, April 20, 2009

Searching for the Next Pork Personality

From PRNewswire -- The National Pork Board is "Fieri-ing" things up with the launch of the "Search for the Next Pork Personality" contest.
"America's pork producers are giving pork fans everywhere a chance to showcase their star qualities on the grill and meet the go-to guy when it comes to heating up the grates - celebrity chef and grilling guru Guy Fieri."
Fieri says pork is his secret for grilling success because it can be served up in so many ways. Now, passionate pork fans like him, who enjoy "hogging" the spotlight and have great pork tips to share, are invited to submit a video on

Three finalists will be selected will meet Fieri go tong-to-tong in a live grill-off in New York City. Each will prepare a pork recipe that showcases their tip for Fieri and a panel of judges. The winner will be named the "Next Pork Personality," take home $5,000, a Char-Broil(R) grill and grilling accessories. Video submission is due by August 31, 2009. Official Rules.

"Pork is a cut above the rest because it's so versatile," says Fieri. "No matter what your 'pork-sonality' is - whether you like it low and slow on the barbeque or prefer to toss a tenderloin on the grates - there's something out there for you. I love pork because it pairs with anything -spices, seasonings, flavors or side dishes, which is what makes it the secret to good grillin'."

"Go big or go home - that's the way I cook and that's how you'll have to grill if you want to be the Next Pork Personality," said Fieri. "I want to see an awesome tip, an amazing pork recipe with off-the-hook flavor and a personality that's bigger than mine!"

Try the new "Guy-fecta" of Pork recipes!

Strawberry Pork Chop Fiesta - This appetizer combines fresh summer strawberries, artichokes and chiles with a bacon-wrapped chop for a unique pairing of sweet and savory flavors. It is an ideal crowd-pleaser for backyard barbeques.

Tastebud Poppin' Pork Piccata - With garlic, capers, white wine and Dijon mustard, this twist on a traditional piccata is big on flavor and small on prep. Pork blade steaks are simply marinated, then hit the grill - all taste, no sweat!

Pork En Fuego - According to Guy, the "fire" in this lean pork tenderloin dish is all in the spices. Think cayenne pepper, paprika and cumin meet fresh peppers and red pepper flakes. Caliente!

Back in action for the second year in a row, The Other White Meat(R) Tour is criss-crossing the nation to remind America that pork is the best kept secret on the grill. The pork tour will visit 27 cities from Sacramento to New York City this summer, sampling sizzlin' pork and offering up fun and free family-friendly activities!

A dozen of the stops will include a local contest to find Pork's #1 Fan in that city. Entries will be collected on-site at the tour and winners will walk away with a $500 gift card to a local retailer. In those markets, for everyone who enters the contest, America's pork producers will provide 10 pounds of pork to a local food bank - that's equivalent to 50 meals per entry.

Find out when the tour and contest are coming to your city by visiting


Anonymous said...

I thought Bobby Flay was the guru of grilling?

Anonymous said...

Who cares about Bobby?! I'd rather hang out with Guy then Bobby Flay! Cool contest - gotta start working on my vidoe.

Dora said...

Bobby should challenge Guy to a Pork Grilling Throwdown. It'd be Epic!