Photos: Food lust and chef candy from the 2011 Aspen Food & Wine Classic

Lori Midson
The cognoscenti of the food world -- 5,000 strong -- descended upon Aspen this past weekend for the 29th annual Food & Wine magazine Classic, one of the most heralded culinary jubilees in the country. It was a whirlwind weekend of unparalleled gluttony, hangovers, pig parties, celebrity chef sightings and wine and cooking demonstrations, and we were there, often staggering, to capture the highlights. Herewith the weekend in photos:

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Andrew Zimmern, chef, food writer and star of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World, doubled as a bartender at the Grand Cochon, pouring, inconceivably, non-alcoholic drinks.

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Top Chef runner-up Angelo Sosa, who was recently in Denver as part of the Celebrity Chef Tour with Lon Symensma, the chef/owner of ChoLon.

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There was plenty of food in the grand tasting tent to soak up the grape juice, including these terrific sweetbreads from Sosa.

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Food & Wine's Stephanie Izard snagged the People's Choice Award for her goat sausage in XO broth at the Best New Chefs dinner.

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Kevin Willman, chef of Farmhaus in St. Louis, Missouri, served bacon-wrapped Berkshire pork and meatloaf at the Best New Chefs dinner.

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