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.
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!)
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 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!