When is a Ham Not a Ham?

When it is a classic, Heritage maple sugar-cured ham it is so much more than a ham that the old descriptors no longer apply. This is a holiday waiting to happen. This is the thing that brings families together. This is the thing that puts smiles on faces. This is wholesome, pasture-raised, maple-cured ham, the […] The post When is a Ham Not a Ham? appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Larry Sorrell, Red Wattle Pig Farmer

When you see Red Wattle pork on a menu, what you are seeing is a five-state, fifteen farm network dedicated to raising a storied breed that was once upon a time nearly extinct. Larry Sorrell is one of the heroes of this story, an avatar of the heritage food movement, a salt of the earth […] The post Larry Sorrell, Red Wattle Pig Farmer appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Saving Endangered Breeds at Your Dinner Table!

Dozens of varieties of chickens, ducks, geese, pigs, and cows are on the endangered species list as a direct consequence of industrial farming and food conglomerates. Because these are livestock and poultry, we don’t see them in the same way as we do more exotic animals in nature. The post Saving Endangered Breeds at Your Dinner Table! appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Red Wattle | A Rare Occasion

Red Wattle pork is sweet, buttery and earthy, with a subtle spice and a hint of cinnamon. Its expressive porky flavor is concentrated and bold. The Red Wattle is one of few breeds left in the world with wattles hanging from its jowl.... The post Red Wattle | A Rare Occasion appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Vinegar Hill House host dinner to celebrate Red Wattle Pork

Vinegar Hill House is begin their 3rd Dinner Series this Thursday, September 18th with a tribute to their infamous Lazy S Farms Red Wattle Pork Chop. This is the dish that garnered the highest praise from famed critic Frank Bruni landing on his "Best Thing I've Ever Ate" list! The post Vinegar Hill House host dinner to celebrate Red Wattle Pork appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Celebrate Red Wattle

“I sometimes ask people what the difference is between the Red Wattle pig and the Bengali Tiger, and the answer is that there are more Bengali Tigers in the world than there are Red Wattle breeding pigs. Red Wattles are also delicious, and legal to eat. It may be counter-intuitive — some kind of inverse […] The post Celebrate Red Wattle appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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It’s the Meat…

Want a hot recipe? Here’s one: choose a lovely, well-sourced piece of meat — from a merchant that you trust, sourced from a farm that you know, and a breed you have come to love, and add fire. Et voila! There’s your recipe. Just remember, the fire is the constant, the meat is the variable. And don’t forget where it came from, so you can do it again. The post It’s the Meat… appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Eat An Endangered Species

No one’s saying to fricassee a Komodo dragon, or cacciatore an American Bald Eagle, but you should definitely think about roasting a Gloucestershire Old Spot pig, or grilling a Tunis lamb.... The post Eat An Endangered Species appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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An Intro to Heritage Pork Breeds

The core of Heritage Foods USA’s mission is to preserve rare heritage breeds. We work hard to support family farms that raise their animals on natural diets and without the aid of antibiotics, which are common on industrial farms.   Heritage pork is sourced from  Certified Humane Red Wattle or Six-Spotted Berkshire stock. Some of our […] The post An Intro to Heritage Pork Breeds appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Spicy Azorean Garlic-Roasted Pork: A Tasty Heritage Recipe

This Portugese-inspired heritage recipe comes courtesy of our friend, Sadie Flateman. Sadie holds a certificate from the Sommelier Society of America and is a wine buyer for 67 Wine, one of the best wine shops in New York. The post Spicy Azorean Garlic-Roasted Pork: A Tasty Heritage Recipe appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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