[Sca-cooks] Short film on curing hams and bacon

David Walddon david at vastrepast.com
Fri Jan 27 09:07:08 PST 2012


Thanks for sharing. 
This was a fabulous look into country ham. 
I am going to order some! 
David 


On Jan 26, 2012, at 4:32 PM, Johnna Holloway wrote:

> This is a short film by "the University of Mississippi Media Documentary Projects about Tennessee porkman Allan Benton, who supplies chefs like David Chang and Sean Brock  with ham and bacon.
> 
> Benton grew up curing pork — he says because "It was sustenance for poor Appalachian hillbillies quite honestly" — but found the market for his audience when he tried prosciutto for the first time and realized he liked his product was better. The man certainly seems to enjoy his job: "I can honestly tell you I have never gotten tired of country-cured ham or country-cured bacon in my life." "
> 
> http://eater.com/archives/2012/01/26/watch-a-short-film-about-pork-master-allan-benton.php
> 
> Other films by the Southern Foodways Alliance can be found here:
> 
> http://southernfoodways.org/documentary/film/index.html
> 
> Johnnae
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