The turkey existed both wild and domesticated in America at the time of its discovery in 1492. Many excavations in the Tennessee Valley contained turkey bones. The evidence is clear that wild turkeys served as a source of food for Native Americans as early as 1000 A.D. Turkeys were first brought to Spain from America in 1498. From Spain the turkeys spread over Europe, being introduced in to England between 1524 and 1541.
The first domesticated turkeys to be grown in the United States came n...
The best thing about the holidays is always the food, that is, if you are doing it right! As we say here, let nature lead the way — great food is seasonal and should be celebrated in its own time. Look no farther than the books of Charles Dickens and ask why they always seemed […]
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Fatted Calf bacon is a bacon milestone. This is old-fashioned bacon at its finest, beginning with superior Heritage pigs, and then dry cured with brown sugar, sea salt, and a bit of cayenne – but it’s not too spicy, just well-balanced, and it is smoked over four kinds of wood, two fruit woods and two hardwoods — cherry, apple, mesquite and alderwood — to further balance the smoky flavor....
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tender clean mineral perfectly balanced sticky fat mint cream herb cinnamon olive grassy clove delicate Chris and Ray Wilson, along with their daughter Sarah, have been raising sheep on their farm in Northeastern Tennessee for nearly 20 years. As a child of farmers, Chris hopes to one day pass down the farm to her own […]
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And on while on the subject of BACON (because we know that’s what you’re thinking about), during our last weekly lunch at the Heritage headquarters the team feasted on five varieties of bacon. We cooked up maple cured bacon, apple wood smoked bacon, cherry wood smoked bacon, and spicy habanero bacon.
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The team at Heritage Foods USA prides ourselves on providing the best products available while supporting a network of eighty farmers who raise heritage and rare breeds. We are determined to lead the pack with the best tasting items available. To date we remain the largest meat purveyor with the mission of increasing agricultural biodiversity. We are always seeking promising competition to challenge our standard of quality as this would be a sign of a tipping point in the larger food system.....
Pork Breed Histories and Heritage Pork Taste Chart Berkshire [Fatty] smooth and creamy flavor Berkshire pork is elegant, luscious and smooth. The meat boasts a round and buttery flavor that melts on the tongue. Red Wattle [Fatty] flavorful, earthy, minerally, bold Red Wattle meat is charmingly inconsistent and can be earthy, vegetal and herbaceous with […]
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Heritage Foods USA only brings in a few whole animals a year. Most of the time we only purchase cuts from various farms around the country, primarily ribeye, strip, tenderloin, hangar and brisket. As a result we have a lot of freedom to pick different breeds to bring in for our direct to consumer business that showcase how delicious cattle can be.
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Lamb Breed Histories and Heritage Lamb Taste Chart TUNIS It’s hard not to respect a breed that was referenced numerous times in the Bible (see fat-tailed sheep) and is reputed to be 3000 years old. It’s even harder to imagine the Tunis not being completely delicious since the first three U.S. presidents raised and consumed […]
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Black Minorca The Minorca is a Mediterranean breed originated in Spain. They are one of the largest of the Mediterranean breeds, and are known to be great foragers and egg layers. Because of there large size they have historically been raised for their meat. Minorcas are noted for being savory in flavor with a mineral […]
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Lamb Breed Histories and Tasting Notes Want a hot recipe? Choose a lovely, well- sourced piece of meat — from a farm you know, and from a breed you have come to love, and add fire. Et voilà! There’s your recipe. Just remember, the fire is the constant, the meat is the variable. We believe […]
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