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Pigging out in Snowmass


  The Food and Wine Classic isn’t the only food festival in the valley this weekend. The Grand Cochon is a culinary competitor that has moved from Aspen to Snowmass. Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort reports.


For Brady Lowe, the creator of the Grand Cochon and Cochon 555, the event was something he had been working towards for most of his career.

“It’s a collective of all the things that I’ve been loving in the food and culinary world in the last fifteen years,” he says.

The Grand Cochon is a competition where the winners, of Lowe’s other Cochon events held around the country, battle to be crowned champion by cooking entire heritage-raised pigs.

Headlined by the Heritage fire, a celebration of the heritage food movement, on Friday, the two-day event includes nearly 3000 pounds of meat.

“Guinea, pig, goat, lamb, chicken, squab,” Lowe adds.

Tickets for the main event are sold out, but those looking to escape the bustle of Aspen can drive up to Snowmass to smell the meat cooking on an open flame.