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Seasonal Recipes – Send us Your Favorite

We’re still looking for the right recipe to serve up to you for this body part. Have a great recipe for us? Or know of someone who cooks up a mean meal – then share the recipe with us.  Just fill out the simple form below and we’ll let you know if it will be Read More…

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Recipe: Edwards’ Virginia Bacon and Mushroom Dip

  While Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner and we know that delicious hams and turkeys will be stealing the holiday spotlight, we all still need those perfect appetizers and hors d’oeuvres to tide our friends and family over before the big meal. What better way to prepare for a delicious holiday feast than Read More…

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7 Tools You Need for Your Thanksgiving Feast

Whether you serve a traditional roasted whole-bird turkey, a hickory smoked spiral-sliced sweet ham, delectable smoked turkey breast or a sampling of all three this Thanksgiving, you’ll need to make sure you have the proper tools to get the job done. A pan and a knife may seem up to the task, but more tools are Read More…

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Fall Flavors

  It’s easy to find fall vegetables, fruits and spices that accent Edwards’ Virginia Country Ham. What isn’t easy, perhaps, is choosing from the cornucopia of abundance available during the season; you may just have to try them all eventually! Consider what luscious, ripe pears and cranberries, hearty root vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, pumpkins and butternut squash, Read More…

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3 Perfect Ham Tailgating Appetizers

  It takes a lot of energy to be a bona fide football fan. Donning your team’s full fan regalia, painting your face or shirtless torso in team colors, getting pre-game stoked or post-game decompressed all takes work. Even bending your elbow to drink beverages and snack on delicious tidbits before, during and after the game requires constant refueling. Fortunately, Read More…

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The Great Artisanal Ham Tasting

  Earlier this year, Sam Edwards and the team at S. Wallace Edwards and Sons sought out to create an event that would help establish a new vocabulary for the world of artisanal hams.  Sam began sending out invitations to chefs and food journalists who would help craft a lexicon to describe hams from across Read More…

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We All Need a Little Bacon in Our Lives

We All Need a Little Bacon in Our Lives When most people hear the word bacon, they automatically think of it the same way they do marshmallows or hard candy, something that tastes good, but isn’t good for their body. What most people don’t know is that bacon is healthier than most people give it Read More…

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Grilling Tips

There is almost nothing in the realm of cooking that inspires as much heated debate as grilling techniques. Whether it is gas vs. charcoal, dry rub vs. marinate, grillmasters line up on either side to declare their way is the best. Some of the arguments come down to personal preference. Yet, there are some hard Read More…

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Edwards Featured on Man Fire Food

When young, exuberant Chef Roger Mooking, host of the Cooking Channel’s Man Fire Food, builds a campfire or revs up a BBQ grill, you can rest assured he’s probably not to going to roast weenies poked sideways on a pointy stick, or flame a skewerful of stale marshmallows. Mooking may, however, whip up a whole duck marinated in soy sauce, cilantro, ginger, jalapeno, garlic and brown sugar, or slow-roast an entire Read More…

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Pairing Great Wines with Edwards

These days, general rules about wine pairings are fairly well known. The standard guidelines say to pair red meat with red wines, and poultry or seafood with white wines. (Although, truth be told, all rules were made to be broken!) But what about ham? Why do people rarely discuss what types of wines pair well Read More…