Wrapping up my Pork Month Celebration with a Guy Fieri Cookbook Giveaway

When the prize for my final Pork Month giveaway arrived, my husband begged me to cancel the contest and give it to him as an early Christmas present.

Leave a comment on this post to enter to win this Pork Prize Pack donated by the Kansas Pork Association.

Normally, Aaron is 110% supportive of my giveaways because usually we already own at least one of whatever the prize might be.

This time, however, the prize was graciously donated by my friends at the Kansas Pork Association and includes a cookbook that’s been on Aaron’s wish list for a while: Guy Fieri’s Food: Cookin’ It, Livin’ It, Lovin’ It.

There is no doubt that Guy Fieri is the favorite Food Network Star in the Harned house.

It all started with Guy’s show Diner’s, Drive-Ins and Dives.

Since Aaron’s family has owned their own drive-in bar-b-q restaurant since 1955, he’s a bit of a restaurant junkie.

We now own every season of “Triple D” on DVD, both of the books and made a side trip on our honeymoon to eat at the Pizza Palace, a drive-in pizza joint we had seen on the show.

If you’ve read my blog before, you know that I don’t support any celebrity that works with animal rights extremists (which is why my wedding dj had such a long “do not play” list!)

Fieri's cookbook even includes his own "Pork Guy'd"

Before a single piece of Guy Fieri merchandise entered our home, I did my research.

I was pleased to discover that as a child Fieri’s family raised pigs!

Today, he works with the National Pork Board as a “Pal of Pork” and helps teach people across the country how to select and cook the moist, juicy pork he loves.

Fieri even shared some of his signature pork recipes with the Pork, Be Inspired recipe page and appeared at numerous pork promoting functions.

I loved these lines from the Fieri's introduction to the pork section of his cookbook.

I can’t think of a better way to wrap up my Pork Month celebration than with a cookbook from a celebrity chef that loves pork as much as I do!

The folks at the Kansas Pork Association also included an “I Dig the Pig” apron, a reusable pork shopping bag and several pamphlets full of pork cooking tips.

I can’t thank them enough for their generous donation and the hard work they do promoting pork in their state and across the country!

So if you want to make this Pork Prize Pack your own, all you have to do is comment on this post with the best pork dish you’ve ever eaten at a restaurant.

Since I obviously love Harned’s Drive-In, I’ll share my second favorite: Patti’s 1880’s Settlement Restaurant in Grand Rivers, Ky. and their phenomenal pork chops!

Entries will be accepted until midnight, central standard time on Monday, October 31, 2011. Using a random-number generator, I will select one winner and announce it Tuesday. Thanks in advance for participating and celebrating Pork Month with me!


Wrapping up my Pork Month Celebration with a Guy Fieri Cookbook Giveaway — 20 Comments

  1. Well we finally ate at Harned’s Drive-In and I was impressed! Service was fantastic and the food was as well! Tell Aaron we’ll catch up at NAILE cause he was a little busy that night!! LOL! Thanks for promoting Agriculture Celeste, we need more young people with your enthusiasm!!!!

  2. I HAVE to have that apron…and the Guy Fieri cookbook would be an amazing little bonus :) Awesome! I have so many of our pig showing friends hooked on your Facebook site now!! Lovin’ it!

  3. Sweet! Love’n me some pork! Sorry to say most pork I order in a restaurant is tough! The 2nd best pulled pork sandwich is at Boss Hog’s in Topeka –my husband makes the best one for our annual church both at the county fair! I don’t usually order pork because I get disappointed in restaurants.

  4. Best pork dish ever? I’d have to go with a pulled pork sandwich from Biggs BBQ in Lawrence! If they’re out-it ruins my entire day! What a wonderful blog, thanks to the Kansas Pork Association for pointing me this direction!

  5. My favorite pork has got to be the ribs at Guy & Mae’s in Williamsburg, KS, a tiny town just a little ways off the beaten path of I-35. Believe me, lots of folks from all over the country have beaten a path to G&M! Luckily, it’s only 15 miles by county road from my tiny town of Princeton!

  6. I went to an Italian eatery some time ago and ordered some pork chops that were breaded and had Parmesan cheese and well were very good.

  7. I’m loving the apron! You need to try Q’s Q in Lee Summit, Mo or my favorite Paddlefoot BBQ from Atlanta, ks. Paddlefoot has pulled pork nacho’s that will amaze you!

  8. Guy and Triple D are two of my Food Network favorites!

    One of the best restaurant pork meals was at the Knotty Pine in South Dakota; it was a Pork Chop with the fixings. The chop was cooked to perfection.

    I am posting a Ham and Potatoes crock-pot meal on Monday.

  9. I have to say that the best pork chop I have ever eaten was at Patti’s Place in Kentucky when we went to visit with ya’ll many years ago. Have never had such a thick, tender porkchop ever.

  10. The best pork dish I’ve ever eaten at a restaurant was at Scoozi Chicago, a pretty nice Italian restaurant right off the main drag of downtown Chi. It’s changed its menu now, but the dish I had at the time was something along the line of “pork loin medallions.” The meat was crusted in pepper and herbs and was delicious, cooked perfectly and served draped over homemade lumpy mashed potatoes and this tasty herb gravy-sauce stuff.

    Oh. My. Goodness. I’m dying just thinking about it.

  11. Sounds like it is time for a road trip! We know a little about pork up here in Porkopolis, currently known as Cincinnati, Ohio – home of the “Flying Pig Marathon”. Best bones this side of the Ohio hands down can be found at Big Art’s BBQ. They have a fabulous “Pork the Chop” dinner too!

  12. Oh wow, that’s a tough one! I love pork so much, but a classic for me would have to be the barbecue nachos at Interstate Barbecue in Memphis. It’s the Neeley’s place, and it is SO GOOD!

  13. I do like me some BBQ. Swallow at the Hollow in Roswell GA has some good pulled pork. Not as good as mine that I make up but much easier! ;)

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