institute for the culinary arts


We were up in Northeast Nebraska a couple of weeks ago filming an episode about Mangalitsa pigs, a rare Hungarian breed that dates back 200 years. Culinary instructor Brian O'Malley traveled with us to learn about this rare breed of wooly pig and to meet the farmers that put so much care and dedication into raising this storied animal. The farmers then traveled back to the kitchen to watch the magic happen as Brian and his team created a gorgeous spread of goodness. So many rarely seen moments as chef learns from farmer, farmer learns from chef, and students learn about the importance of using the best possible ingredients.  We were truly humbled to be a part of such a captivating story. We are still sifting through about a terabyte of footage, but here are some stills to whet your appetite until we drop the full episode this fall.