Cook Pigs in The Salon

We have been purchasing our pork from Cook Pigs Ranch in Julian, CA ever since we got wind of them. Krystina and Mike Cook who own and operate this sustainable ranch feed their pigs avocado, macadamia nuts, acorns, fruit, apple pie scraps, tortillas, and barley so we played on that for a dinner out in our garden to honor them and what they do. We began with a cocktail hour in The Salon and then moved out back where dishes were served Family Style so all of our chefs could eat at the table and join the conversation of humane ranching, organic farming, sustainable cooking and delicious eating.  This dinner was featured on The Chalkboard Mag. Photos: Jennifer Emerling