Americans eat nearly 50 billion burgers a year—about 3 burgers a week for each person in the U.S. While May 28th is National Burger Day, we can’t help but add a slice of cheese to celebrate all over again!
At the 2018 Iowa State Fair, Iowa pork producers will be serving a sweet and savory treat made from a quarter-pound of honey-cured pork belly that has been rubbed in brown sugar and cooked to perfection.
Allan Benton, owner of Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams, says, “When you’re doing business with great chefs, you must be doing something right.” Here are a few of the celebrated chefs who love his products.
Linton Hopkins views ham “as a metaphor for the way all quality food should be treated in the U.S.” He reveres artisans like Allan Benton, who sells up to 20,000 hams and more than 30,000 lb. of bacon every year.