Chilebrown at home

Friday, March 7, 2008


Welcome back to the Bacon Theater. Today we are trying bacon from Eden Farms. Eden Farms is located in the Upper Midwest States and consists of 28 farm families. They raise Hogs from the Berkshire Breed. These Hogs are fed corn and soybeans which are grown on the same farms. These pigs are not given hormones or antibiotics.

When we are Revue(ing) bacon, we look for several things. The most important is the taste. Does it taste good? We look for the smoke equation. Does the smoke grab you? Is the bacon salty? The sweetness factor is one of personal taste. The texture of the bacon can be fickle. If you over cook bacon it will have the texture and taste of charcoal. I try to cook the bacon to the point it has achieved color and is just starting to crisp. What is the meat to fat ratio? These are some of the things we are looking for.

Eden Farms bacon is a mellow bacon. It is not salty, sweet or smoky. It does have a great taste. It has a taste like the pork chop your mom used to make you. Let me try to elaborate and show you a picture of the two. When you have Supermarket Bacon, it grabs you with smoke and salt. That is all you taste.

Eden Farms has a taste that will grab your attention. It will not overwhelm you. The meat to fat ratio is okay. The texture is good. I am going to give this a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5

Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Cost: Thanks again Larry!
Where: Preferred Meats
P.O. Box 2274
Oakland, California 94621
Ms. Goofy has prepared some bacon wrapped cream cheese filled jalapeno's for the smoker tomorrow.

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