EDWARDS IN THE NEWS
The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va
Pork boss driven to innovate quality products
April 9, 2012.
Edwards and president, S. Wallace Edwards III, are profiled in this article.
Prestigious Garden & Gun Magazine details how Sam Edwards created a uniquely American country ham using classic, quality-focused methods other ham producers abandoned years ago to cut processing time and cost.
Martha Stewart's LIVING cites S. Wallace Edwards as one of nine notable "tastemakers," who "focus on quality rather than quantity" and do so with a passion that's rare among today's food producers.
"Step aside, pricey prosciutto," says Bon Appetit Magazine. "America's homegrown classic, country ham, is becoming the next artisanal food craze." Edwards Wigwam Brand ham cited by editors as delicious choice.
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Santé, respected publication for restaurant & hospitality professionals, offers detailed analysis of how country ham is gaining the respect of chefs & gourmets and going uptown – way uptown.
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Bon Appetit Magazine, New York City, New York
Bon Appetit, one of America's top gourmet food publications, cites country ham as a "...uniquely American treasure...," selects Edwards Aged & Hickory-Smoked Virginia Ham as best of the best.
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Gourmet Magazine, New York City, New York
In helping their readers find the best-tasting Easter ham, culinary experts at this renowned food magazine selected our Edwards Tender Smoked Ham as No. 1 rated of 13 name brand hams tested.
The Record, Hackensack, New Jersey
In an age of mass production and compromised quality, a short summary of how the Edwards family continues a hands-on approach to producing a limited supply of the very finest smoked hams, bacon and sausage.
The Post & Courier, Charleston, South Carolina
Nathalie Dupree, author of eight cookbooks and former director of Rich's Cooking School in Atlanta, GA, gives preparation and cooking tips for country and city hams.
The Progress Index, >Petersburg, Virginia
How a small family business, started almost 80 years ago in tiny Surry, Virginia, became known as the source of a Southern dining classic known as the "Virginia country ham."
Wine Spectator, New York City, New York
In this article, a writer for a national magazine enjoyed by lovers of quality wines and gourmet foods tells readers about his favorite place to buy Virginia country ham.