Zingerman’s Roadhouse - Makin’ Better Bacon Dinner
Southern Foodways Alliance (www.southernfoodways.com) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to document and celebrate the diverse food cultures of the South. Their research has helped bring Roadhouse staples such as Eastern North Carolina pulled pork barbecue, Mason Tennessee buttermilk fried chicken, Anson Mills grits to Ann Arbor and even Edwards’ bacon to Ann Arbor.
Sam Edwards, whose bacon will be served at this dinner, will be our special guest. He’ll share stories from his almost-century-old family business, and talk about putting the flavor back in bacon! (Check the article in the New York Times.)
The dinner, crafted by James Beard-nominated Chef Alex Young, and excerpted from Ari’s latest book, Zingerman’s Guide to Better Bacon, will feature bacon from beginning to end. Starting with appetizers, bacons hailing from all around the country will be the star of each course, including dessert. With vastly different flavor profiles (think olive oil here) these bacons represent the nuanced flavors of the better bacon being made by passionate individuals like Sam Edwards!
Angels, & Devils on Horseback,
Date with Bacon
Edwards’ Aged Country Ham Plate
American Fried Bread
B.L.T.: Edwards’ hickory smoked bacon with heirloom Cornman Farms tomatoes & lettuce
Lex’s Roast Chicken: with bacon and coffee spice rub
Carolina Fish Muddle
Oyster & Bacon Pilau
Spaghetti a la Carbonara
Cabbage & Irish Bacon
Bacon Fat RoastedCornman Farms Vegetables
Mini-Buttermilk Biscuits with Chocolate-Bacon Gravy