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Date: May 11th, 2009
Cate: News, People, Photos

“My Dear Sweet Meatfest” the single

My Dear Sweet Meatfest
A poem by Damiano C

My Dear Sweet Meatfest“, a poem by Damiano C.
Special thanks to “Indian Giver

Date: June 28th, 2008
Cate: Location, News, Photos
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the grill and the oven — a first look for 2008

We’re cooking for 30 — and we’re doing it on the beach. Not to mention, we have some of the best ingredients direct from New York City’s top restaurant suppliers. It would be a shame if the food were prepared without the ability to totally control heat, sand, and flavor.

This is why we work so hard every year to continue innovating in Meatfest kitchen stadium.

I thought I’d share the photos below… I just took them minutes ago… of this years extra long grill and simple-construction in-sand oven. Today, the new designs passed the “proof of concept” stage and are officially deemed “ready for action”. Here’s a few tid-bits on what we’re hoping to get out of these cooking surfaces this year (the pictures follow).

The grill

  • Extra long to satisfy the larger crowd
  • Extra wide and extra deep for more heat and better heat distribution
  • Sand in-laid bricks for a sturdy surface and sand control

The oven

  • A no-construction design (no more brick and mortar!)
  • Easy to transport, take down, and preserve for future years
  • Half buried in the sand for natural insulation
  • Charcoal and wood basket inside (not shown in pictures) so the heat source and the food are both in the oven (think Tandoori style and Mediterranean style ovens)
  • Optional smoke box can be added into the oven and packed with mesquite chips for a delicious smoky flavor unmatched in any other beach oven (if there are even any other beach ovens!)

The oven

Long shot - oven and grill

The grill

More oven

Date: July 9th, 2007
Cate: Photos


Are you suffering it? Fear not, MTKMF.COM will be posting the best of the 11 photos and other media to cure your MFWS (Meatfest Withdrawal Syndrome)

In a fancy tech savvy world, our photographer for this series, Valerie, took an innovative approach to capturing the essence and passion of 11, using her retro, and very hipster Polaroid camera.

In an exclusive interview with Valerie, MTKMF.COM has learned that the polaroid camera was not originally packed by Ms. G.

I was walking out the door of my apartment when I looked back at the polaroid sitting on my desk waiting for use, and I threw it in, it was a game time decision really, and what a decision it was….I also knew there would be plenty of beautiful people involved, intimate settings and a pristine environment.” said Gnaedig.

Digital cameras today can store almost an infinite amount of high quality photographs, Polaroid film on the other hand is no where near as common place and quite expensive. Valerie only had two “rolls” of film each with ten pictures on them. The choice to shoot was when the artistic urge hit, explains Val.

The time was right when the moment hit. It happened either at a big moment or when great steez was happening. Generally speaking. But really it all boils down to something emotional.”

The MTKMF Executive Committee proudly presents on behalf of Valerie

“MeatFest Roids”
















Date: July 9th, 2007
Cate: Photos

Jowl Fest

There are individuals and then there is our next 11 photographer, the originator of blous, Mat Ramsey.

His Jowling series really opened up some eyes to the inner workings of blous, but it turns out blous was not the inspiration behind this body of work.

In a very rare interview with the elusive Ramsey, he explained his inspiration. When did you first here of Jowling?
12:05 AM Mat: Well, I stumbled across jowling about 2 years ago
as I was surfing a little thing we now call the world wide web

12:06 AM was it a Jowling enthusist site?
Mat: it actually was
and i’m trying to find that for you now
but am wondering if i’m even spelling it right
12:07 AM regardless….When did you get the idea to make a photos series on Jowling?
for meat fest
12:08 AM was this planned out or a spur of the moment
Mat: excellent question decision
Mat: well like all things meat fest
the jowling series was 1 part jazz
1 part alcohol inspired
1 part herb inspired
and 1 part recall
12:09 AM Interesting
so there was no Blous in the decision?
Mat: the result was blous
12:10 AM jowl |joul| noun (often jowls) the lower part of a person’s or animal’s cheek, esp. when it is fleshy or drooping : she had a large nose and heavy jowls. of course it was!!!
What was I thinking
Tell me about the process of creating a blous Jowl
and what part your camera plays
12:11 AM Mat: to be honest you really just got to let it all hang out
i mean, if your at all doubting your jowling potential
the camera will pick up on that
12:12 AM Who was your favorite Jowl?
Mat: and one’s jowl will not truly shine
12:13 AM to pick among jowling images would be like choosing between two of own babies
but tom
two of your own
12:14 AM well mat….its been a pleasure speaking with you on this today and congrats on becoming a member of meat fest.

Please enjoy “MTKMF JOWLERS”