In Praise of Porksgiving

© EPIC Provisions

Posted November 02, 2016

Sure, it’s turkey’s time to shine, but don’t discount the other white meat. We’re hog wild for these new porcine treats, each of which deserves a spot on your Thanksgiving table.

Cure All

Do more than just bring home the bacon—bring on 
the ultra-savory bacon jam, fat-rimmed pancetta and hickory-smoked sausage, too.

Blackberry Farm Bacon Jam. Cooked with Tennessee whiskey, the bacon in this jam takes on an extra-smoky 
flavor and will add an umami punch to any leftover turkey sandwich. $16 for 8 oz.; blackberryfarmshop.com.


Salume Beddu Pancetta. Bolster ho-hum kale salad 
with hunks of this cured pork belly, seasoned with warming spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, from beloved St. Louis butchers. From $59; goldbely.com.


Big Fork Bacon Sausage. Smoked over hickory and applewood, this breakfast meats mash-up will be the 
star of your stuffing. $12 for 
12 oz.; baconfreak.com.


Mangalitsa by Møsefund Hickory Smoked Bacon. This New Jersey farm’s plump Hungarian breed is a favorite among chefs. The thick-sliced bacon is an inspired companion to roasted root vegetables. 
$16 for 12 oz.; mangalitsa.com.

Olli Salumeria Pre-Sliced Toscano. Give your cheeseboard some fat-marbled luxury with aromatic wild-fennel-inflected Italian salumi. $5 for 4 oz.; 
olli.com.

Fat Chance

After tasting jar upon jar of artisanal lard (there’s 
quite a renaissance happening right now), we found two worth their weight in gold.

Fatworks Leaf Lard. Achieve flaky piecrust perfection with this delicate, neutral-flavored lard from pasture-raised pigs. $17.50 
for 14 oz.; fatworks
foods.com.


Epic Pork Lard. Berkshire pork fat 
is rendered slowly 
in large kettles 
to create 
this superclean-tasting oil 
with a high smoke point, perfect 
for frying or just slathering 
on turkey skin. 
$9 for 11 oz.; epicbar.com.

Snack Attack

To keep you going until the main event, we suggest nibbling on these salty-sweet, bacon-fueled bits.

Black Pig Meat Co. Rodeo Jax Bacon Caramel Popcorn. You know popcorn is a brain food, right? 
Add some grease to those gears with these perfectly popped kernels coated in porky goodness. $24 for three 5-oz. bags; blackpigmeatco.com.


Nosh This Bacon Crack. Founder Kai Kronfield combines his two loves—chocolate and bacon—in this Guittard chocolate–coated toffee nugget filled 
with applewood-smoked bacon. Yep. $15 for 4 pieces; noshthis.com.


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