Thursday, February 18, 2010

BACON ! ! !


Mountain Products Smokehouse, a modest, ranchhouse-sized smoker in LaGrangeville, in the Hudson Valley of New York.Had you fried up a few slices with your egg this morning, you might well have been dumbstruck.So this is what bacon could be, it might have dawned - its salt and cure so in sync; its smoke woven into the flavor, not simply into the aroma; the chew thoroughly meaty, with little trace of greasiness."It is," ordained Ezekial Ferguson, "the steak of bacon."And so it seemed.And it was good.