NYTimes: Southern Farmers Vanquish the Clichés

The New York Times just posted a great article on South Carolina’s Emile DeFelice, who raises 200 pigs at Caw Caw Creek Farm, just north of Charleston, S.C.

Apparently it’s not hard to get Emile riled up. Just mention Paula Deen, the so-called queen of Southern food, who cooks with canned fruit and Crisco. Or say something like “You don’t look like a Southern pig farmer.” He’ll practically hit the ceiling of his Prius

Emile DeFelice, calls his farm a ‘managed wild setting.‘ No building whatsoever. Just the sky, old oak trees and healthy soil!’ To read the rest of the article, click here.

Peppercorn-Roasted Pork with Vermouth Pan Sauce

No matter what summer holiday season it is, nothing beats arriving to a backyard cookout and walking into the smoky smell of roasted meat. The aromas blend and hold with the humidity, creating a wall of scent that ignites your taste buds and makes you realize, this sure beats winter!

This weekend, grab about 5-lbs of boneless pork shoulder roast from the butt end and follow these easy directions from Gourmet.com for a night of flavor that won’t leave you leftovers.

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