Brand New! A Taste of Little Italy, Now with Heritage Breed Pork!

Brand New! A Taste of Little Italy, Now with Heritage Breed Pork!

Custom made by New York City Curemaster Pepe Giocoli, featuring our Heritage breed Berkshire pork! The classic Little Italy San Gennaro Fair Pepper-and-Onion Sausage, now using the best pasture raised ingredient on earth! Parma Sausage Co. has been producing the very best New York Style Sausages from an original family recipe since the 1950's. Made with 100 percent heritage pork from our network of farms, the texture is elegant, luscious and smooth. The meat boasts a round and buttery flavor ...
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Brand New Bacon - A Taste of Napa Valley, from Farmstead Restaurant

Brand New Bacon - A Taste of Napa Valley, from Farmstead Restaurant

Farmstead bacon is a “California” bacon, mild mannered and mellow. Easy to eat on sandwiches or with eggs, perfect for any time of day. It is lighter in flavor with just a bit of smoke, delicate and creamy, but with its own perky profile. We love it on avocado toast, and it pairs incredibly with a light California red, like the Pinot Noir from Farmstead! As with all our bacon, it is made from the healthiest, antibiotic-free, pasture raised heritage breed pigs. Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch b...
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We Sure Can Pick’em: Broadbent and Benton Heritage Bacon Chosen by Food & Wine as among America's Best Bacon!

We Sure Can Pick’em: Broadbent and Benton Heritage Bacon Chosen by Food & Wine as among America's Best Bacon!

We can’t pretend to be surprised, we knew it all along — our heritage pork makes the best bacon in the world, and our bacon-makin’ superstars know how to bring it home! We’ve been singing the praises of Al Benton and the Broadbent family for years, and to see them featured in Food & Wine just makes us that more proud. As with all of our curemasters, we send them the very best Heritage breed pork for them to turn into spectacular old-world style ham and bacon. Al Benton’s curing methods h...
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True Porchetta

True Porchetta

Like many words the word “porchetta” is overused and misused. The real thing is the result of a painstaking process that starts with a 35-pound piece of pork that industry folk refer to as the “middle”. This massive cut includes the entire loin, belly and rib of of the pig. To make a true porchetta the entire middle is deboned by hand. This is done slowly and carefully to make sure none of the meat or skin is damaged in the process.  After the bones are removed, the skin-on belly is wrapped a...
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Successes with Sauces and Marinades

Successes with Sauces and Marinades

Marinade vs. Rub Knowing when to use a marinade vs. seasoning your meat with a rub or sauce can be a tough. Here is the secret…. a marinade typically helps to break down tougher connective tissues in well exercised muscle groups. When we say “well exercised” we are generally referring to a cut that comes from a hard-working muscle such as the shoulder, ham (butt) or the shank/hock. Often these cuts require much longer cooking times to get that "fall off the bone" and tender result. On the oth...
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Using Seaweed to Feed Our Pigs!

Although it may seem strange at first, our pig farmers are having fantastic results by sustainably harvesting the ocean for high-nutrition feed for our otherwise traditionally farmed Heritage pork. The farms we use are some of the first to use seaweed in the feed, and the results have been incredible. David Newman of Newman Farms […] The post Using Seaweed to Feed Our Pigs! appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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WHY IS HERITAGE PORK THE BEST PORK FOR GRILLING?? SCIENCE!!!!!

When it comes to the best pork for grilling heritage breeds win the flavor test every time. We are speaking strictly in facts, science-based and proven from farm to table, from plate to mouth. No commercially bred pork, no supermarket special, can possibly complete. Heritage breeds are first in their class, true champions, the only […] The post WHY IS HERITAGE PORK THE BEST PORK FOR GRILLING?? SCIENCE!!!!! appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Hot Dog!

All of our animals are raised on-pasture, because we believe that is the way animals should be raised. Our animals are happy and healthy. Being outdoors, roosting and rooting, is how they were meant to be. We wouldn’t have it any other way. New! for Memorial Day, our Hot Dog Sampler $52 Taste our favorite […] The post Hot Dog! appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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The Voice of a Pork Chop

There is no denying the siren call of a Heritage pork chop, the sort of thing that would have made Homer crash his ship. Or, make a man sing about the Voice of a Pork Chop. Some folks might think it’s weird, but it makes perfect sense to us, and to Bob Dylan, who was […] The post The Voice of a Pork Chop appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Sam Edwards Update: STILL FIGHTING!

Sam Edwards is still fighting two years after a fire savaged his entire facility including his home, his smoke house, and literally thousands of hams. It was an incredible blow to everyone that is part of the chain — Heritage had thousands of hams on hand that Sam would normally smoke and cure, and an […] The post Sam Edwards Update: STILL FIGHTING! appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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The Perfect Heritage Porterhouse

This from our friend and in-house scribe Mike Edison: “Check out these pics of the perfect Heritage porterhouse chops. This was the biggest one I ever saw, probably about 17 ounces, and two inches thick. I used the method Zack from Carnevino told me about — you gotta cook it in two shots, and even […] The post The Perfect Heritage Porterhouse appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Help Us Protect the Healthiest, Most Ethical, and Tastiest Meat Available!

Dear Heritage Foods Supporter, It has been a tremendous year for Heritage Foods, heritage breeds, and heritage farms. With success comes challenges: Right now there is a movement in the commercial food industry to change the definition of the word “heritage,” and attempt to lay claim to the very thing that has defined us and […] The post Help Us Protect the Healthiest, Most Ethical, and Tastiest Meat Available! appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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