N.A.B.O. TXERRIKI: Pork Fest Contest -

Txorizo, Lukainka & Tripota/Morcilla

N.A.B.O. has committees to help promote many parts of Basque culture, but until now there has been one missing ingredient. Basque foodies, look no further: this is your moment!

2017 Winners:

Txerriki 2017

Txorizo: Gloria Lejardi
Lukainka: Randy Marton
Tripota: JB Etcheverria, Marin Sonoma Basque Club


7th Annual "Txerri-Besta" Pork-fest Contest

2018 Winnemucca - In Conjunction with NABO Convention

Go pig or go home!FOUR CATEGORIES (enter in one or more)
Bring 5 lbs of your homemade:
1) chorizo
2) lukainka (with and without paprika) and/or
3) tripota/morcilla
4) Pate (Pork only)

They will be judged in a blind taste test that will determine the winner in each separate category. Those winners will walk away with a trophy and bragging rights for a year. Please--no store-bought samples: we want to encourage and showcase the long tradition of Basque cooking, and respect those who put an effort into making their own entries.

GratienParticipants can be either organizations or individuals. Those interested in participating should contact Chairman Gratien Etchebehere ( For more details please contact Gratien directly. He will be happy to explain how the contest will be run.
Please help to get the word out!


Buffalo WY NABO-2011 - 08 The 2011 inaugural winners were:

Tripota/Morcilla: San Francisco Basque Cultural Center
Chorizo/Lukainka: Toni Sabarots (Seattle)

judges 2011

It was a "dirty job" but fortunately these Basque men were up to the task of judging.

Winners 2012

2012 winners were (L to R):
Tripota: Mendiko Euskaldun Kluba (Jean Pierre and Anita Izoco)
Chorizo: Gloria Lejardi (Homedale)
Lukainka: Pete Sarratea (Gardnerville)

2015 Winners:

Bernard Etcheverry -

Daniel Arrechea -

Jean Pierre
Jean Pierre Izoco -


2016 Winners:

Lukainka category: Bernard Goyhenetche from the Iparreko Ibarra Basque club
Tripota Category: Marin Sonoma Basque Club









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