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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.

November 02, 2016

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.