I received an e-mail yesterday from Roberto Guerra of La Caja China about an upcoming Food Network program featuring Bobby Flay "throwing down" against Roberto in a pork cooking contest. It sounds like fun. I'll be sure to tune in. As regulars of the bbq blog know, I'm kind of partial to the wooden-box style pig roasters!
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When Roberto moved to Miami from Cuba, he found a city passionate about all things Cuban, especially the food. He helped his father start a successful catering company and together they developed an ingenious roasting vessel called La Caja China. Roberto has invited Food Network to participate in a big outdoor Cuban BBQ, where he'll use La Caja China to cook his renowned Cuban Roast Pork. It's marinated in a tangy mojo, and cooked till crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside. But Roberto has no idea that an uninvited guest - Bobby Flay -- is rolling into town with his own Caja China and a challenge to a Roast Pork Throwdown! At this party, the warm flavors of Cuba are spiced with heated competition. Whose pork will pack the biggest punch?
Air Time; April 12, 2007 10:00 PM ET April 13, 2007 1:00 AM ET April 17, 2007 9:30 PM ET