Everything’s better with bacon — any time of the day! Join Dorthy Lane Market Sat & Sun, Feb 15 & 16 from 11am to 5pm at all three stores and sample unique products made with bacon. Look for the Bacon Fest logo on our favorite bacon items throughout the store!
Jack Gridley, VP of Meat & Seafood for DLM
shared the following in his Market Place Report:
According to folklore, the phrase “bringing home the bacon” comes to us courtesy of a 12th century church in Great Dunmow, England. The church offered a side of bacon to any man who would swear before God and man that he had not quarreled with his wife for a year and a day. That man was well respected in the community. It’s a wonder that town did not become vegetarian, but as we all know, even a vegetarian can be tempted when it comes to the wonderful aroma of bacon cooking!
The inception of large-scale bacon production dates back to the 18th century with John Harris in Wiltshire, England, a county still widely recognized for its bacon manufacturing. It was in 1924, however, that Oscar Mayer introduced us to pre-sliced, pre-packaged bacon, so now we can have a realistic goal of a month and a day for “bringing home the bacon.” (Just kidding, honey!)
Today, more than 2 billion pounds of bacon are produced each year in the United States alone, and the bacon craze has expanded to include bacon-scented car air fresheners, bacon salt, and even bacon lip balm.
Life is too short, so eat the good stuff. I’m talking about flavor….and flavor is everything! With bacon, it’s not just a spice that can be added. It is the whole process from breed of pigs, to farm, to curing and smoking. That’s why our DLM Uncured Bacons are so good. We start with the bellies of the the Duroc hog, known for its excellent flavor profile and creamy fat. The pigs are raised on small family farms, never administered any antibiotics or growth promoting hormones, and fed a 100% vegetarian diet. The animals are raised on deep bedding so they can root, dig, and socialize like nature intended, as opposed to on a cement floor. The bellies are “cured” using a natural cure made from celery seed culture and vinegar as a preservative. No nasties! The bellies are then smoked using hardwood from the apple, hickory, or cherry trees depending on the flavor.
Don’t go “bacon my heart”, have flavorful bacon anytime of the day!
Some of the bacon goodies that will be on display at DLM Bacon Fest are:
BACON-WRAPPED SEA SCALLOP KEBABS
Stop by the Seafood department and pick up these delicious sea scallops wrapped in bacon for a tasty, quick meal.
BACON CHEDDAR BURGER
DLM’s Uncured Bacon and shredded Cheddar cheese combined with DLM Natural Beef Ground Beef make this burger a family favorite. Serve on our Bakery’s Golden Hamburger buns and don’t forget the pickles!
BLACK AND BLUE BURGER
DLM Natural Beef Ground Beef and DLM Uncured Bacon dusted with Cajun seasoning and stuffed with blue cheese. Excellent on our Kaiser roll topped with DLM Blue Cheese Dressing and crisp iceberg lettuce.
BROCCOLI RAISIN SALAD
Dorothy Lane Market nitrate- and nitrite-free bacon, red onion, and Hellmann’s Mayonnaise add the finishing touch to this favorite.
VOSGES MO’S MILK CHOCOLATE BACON BAR
Sulfite-free hickory smoked bacon is baked in small batches before it is hand chopped it into fine nibbles. Alderwood smoked salt exudes a campfire aroma and perfectly offsets the sweetness of the chocolate.
KETTLE BRAND MAPLE BACON POTATO CHIPS
Kudos to Kettle Brand for developing this unusual flavored potato chip. A hint of smokiness erupts after opening the bag. The thick, hearty, extra-crunchy chips capture the taste of bacon and maple syrup. What’s also impressive is that Kettle Chips are GMO-free, gluten free, and have no MSG, and are safe for people with peanut allergies.
SEASONAL SELECTIONS GOURMET BACON SALSA
Located in Waynesville, Seasonal Selections produces salsas with no preservatives or fillers that can obscure the natural ingredients. Their bacon salsa starts off with a sweet, smoky flavor, and ends with a mild touch of spice. Makes a great topper for baked potatoes or omelets.