Pork Checkoff highlights pork on National Grilling Day

The National Pork Board is celebrating National Grilling Day with an all-day Grill-a-Thon. David Newman, president of the organization and a Missouri pork farmer, says COVID-19 has changed the way families consume meat – and at-home cooking has increased significantly. 

He tells Brownfield the event is an opportunity for consumers to try something new.  “BBQ fits into that perfectly,” he says.  “Trying different cuts, trying larger cuts, trying different rubs or spices or recipes.”

Newman says the Grill-a-Thon will also highlight the different cuts of pork.  “There are so many versatile cuts that come from a pork carcass that we can use on the grill to have fun with,” he says.  “Pork just fits naturally into a grilling event.”

The Grill-a-Thon will take place on July 22, via Facebook Live on the National Pork Board’s Facebook page and will feature cooking demonstrations throughout the day.  “We’re going to be talking about BBQ flavors from all over the world,” he says.  “We’re going to be talking about cooking everything from traditional things like pulled pork or pork chops and the other things we tend to think about here in the United States.”

AUDIO: David Newman, president National Pork Board

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