Pork, whole pigs, chefs with knives and thus more pork. And thus to this week's Counter Intelligence and Jonathan Gold's review of Cochon 555, the itinerant pig show that took place over the weekend at Vibiana's in downtown L.A.

If food is the new rock & roll, and we have every reason to believe that it is, Cochon 555 is the Porkapalooza of the medium, a traveling circus of sustainability and a locavore rodeo, a roadshow of wine, pig and minor debauchery. The DJ used to spin for Public Enemy, high-end alcohol is measured by the ocean, and flower vases are filled with crisp artisanal bacon.

Read the complete story in Gold's Counter Intelligence, “Here, Piggie: Judging the Main Event at Cochon 555's Traveling Pork and Wine Bacchanalia,” and check out Anne Fishbein's photo gallery.

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