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Poverty Pete

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Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Sat, 08/12/06 11:51 AM (permalink)
lleechef, did you receive your porcine fix?
The first thing I will say is that finally, I have found some competition for my beloved Broadbent's.
 
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    mayor al

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    RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Sat, 08/12/06 12:33 PM (permalink)
    I agree. Even in the "Great White North" where taste-buds get frostbite 11 months of the year, This bacon will be noted for it's smokie goodness. Mr Benton does good work.
    We made B-T sandwiches and crumbled some into Janet's World Class Red-Potato Salad. It was as good or better than any previous bacon.

    The Prosciutto is being slowly 'snacked at'. We are keeping the Triscuit makers in business.
     
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      Michael Hoffman

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      RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Sat, 08/12/06 12:34 PM (permalink)
      Al, you have to try the new (at least to me) Ritz roasted vegetable crackers.
       
      #3
        Sundancer7

        RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Sat, 08/12/06 2:44 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

        I agree. Even in the "Great White North" where taste-buds get frostbite 11 months of the year, This bacon will be noted for it's smokie goodness. Mr Benton does good work.
        We made B-T sandwiches and crumbled some into Janet's World Class Red-Potato Salad. It was as good or better than any previous bacon.

        The Prosciutto is being slowly 'snacked at'. We are keeping the Triscuit makers in business.


        Al, the share that you gave me of the proscuitto was wonderful and I think I will make a trip to Madinsonville this week end to purchase more. It was really good. Thank you for the wonderful treat.

        Paul E. Smith
        knoxville, TN
         
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          lleechef

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          RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Sat, 08/12/06 6:34 PM (permalink)
          PP, I did indeed receive my porcine fix! (Sent you an email the day it arrived.) Have not opened either package yet, just like the Broadbent bacon......I'm going to dole it out judiciously! Maybe Sunday will be special enough to cook up some of the bacon.
           
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            mayor al

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            RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Sat, 08/12/06 6:59 PM (permalink)
            It is G O O D !!
             
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              Poverty Pete

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              RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Sat, 08/12/06 7:15 PM (permalink)
              Lisa, you may not be able to stretch it out for as long as you did the Broadbent. The pack only has about 10 slices. I opened mine this morning, and three blt's later it was history. I will say, though, that it crisps up magically. Next time I'm over that way, I'll be laying in a somewhat larger supply.
               
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                Sneetch

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                RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Wed, 04/25/07 1:27 PM (permalink)
                ...just got my Benton's bacon, and it is outstanding!...it arrived in 2 weeks, which surprised me considering the backup of orders they've had since Saveur magazine raved about them...best of all, they had no problem with my special request for a no-sugar curing, due to health reasons...

                 
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                  Sundancer7

                  RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Wed, 04/25/07 1:59 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by Sneetch

                  ...just got my Benton's bacon, and it is outstanding!...it arrived in 2 weeks, which surprised me considering the backup of orders they've had since Saveur magazine raved about them...best of all, they had no problem with my special request for a no-sugar curing, due to health reasons...




                  Sneetch: Glad you received and enjoyed. Mr. Benton is a quality guy. The Mayor and I have enjoyed him several times. You also need to enjoy his bargain aged Italian ham.

                  Paul E. Smith
                  Knoxville, TN
                   
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                    LuckyLabrador

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                    RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Wed, 04/25/07 4:56 PM (permalink)
                    I just got my first Broadbent Bacon, incredable, as is the sausage, now I've got to try Benton, hard to believe it could be better!
                     
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                      Sneetch

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                      RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Wed, 04/25/07 7:20 PM (permalink)
                      Sundancer - Benton's will definately be getting more of my business, for sure! seeing as their bacon is so stellar, i'm happily anticipating ordering some ham from them in the very near future...
                       
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                        Earl of Sandwich

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                        RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Wed, 09/10/08 3:41 PM (permalink)
                        I had a serendipitous visit at Benton's this afternoon. What an amazing "hillbilly operation" as Allen Benton described his place. he's been running it for the past 35 years and he said he regularly ships products to Emeril & Bobby Flay and many others, those being the 2 names I remembered.
                        I bought a couple pounds of bacon and somne ham slices and also some free range eggs at quite a bargain price. Super nice guy and I fried up one pound of the bacon and found it to be outstanding.
                         
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                          mayor al

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                          RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Fri, 09/19/08 1:17 AM (permalink)

                          Earl,

                          Alan Benton and I started teaching in the same year....1968. At the end of the first year or so, he decided to run the family business while I plunged ahead in the lucrative field of H S Teaching . I have enjoyed several visits to his establishment, making sure we spend some time discussing the advantages each of us have felt in our career choices over the years!! When we head thru the Knoxville area on trips his place and the Mayfield Dairy ice Cream Parlor are on our list of places to stop. We hope to pay him a visit in October this Fall.
                           
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                            ann peeples

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                            RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Fri, 09/19/08 2:29 AM (permalink)
                            I want some!! Where do i get it?
                             
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                              Wabbit

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                              RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Fri, 09/19/08 4:32 AM (permalink)
                              Amen did some one say bacon???
                               
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                                Sundancer7

                                RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Fri, 09/19/08 4:50 AM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by annpeeples

                                I want some!! Where do i get it?


                                I am going to Benton's ham this weekend. It is one of the better stops I have ever made.

                                Here you go and just for you:

                                https://bentonshams.com/order/index.php

                                http://alforno.blogspot.com/2007/01/visit-to-bentons.html

                                Paul E. Smith
                                Knoxville, TN
                                 
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                                  cavandre

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                                  RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Sat, 09/20/08 9:19 AM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

                                  The Prosciutto is being slowly 'snacked at'. We are keeping the Triscuit makers in business.

                                  If I get really good Proscuitto, I prefer it over a nice, ripe slice of cantalope.
                                   
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                                    Earl of Sandwich

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                                    RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Sat, 09/20/08 2:48 PM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by annpeeples

                                    I want some!! Where do i get it?


                                    He told me he's been approached by Whole Foods and Earth Fare who'd both like to carry his products. He said he's too small to work with them even though they're both small chains. I admired his choosing quality over selling out to the lure of bigger $$.
                                     
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                                      ann peeples

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                                      RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Sat, 09/20/08 8:11 PM (permalink)
                                      Thanks, Paul...
                                       
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                                        GCD1962

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                                        RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Tue, 09/30/08 9:28 PM (permalink)
                                        Just got some bacon from Bentons. It is outstanding. Broadbent is very good too, but I think Bentons is better. Got my order in less than two weeks.
                                         
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                                          mayor al

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                                          RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Tue, 09/30/08 9:33 PM (permalink)
                                           
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                                            Greymo

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                                            RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Tue, 09/30/08 9:47 PM (permalink)
                                            I received my order from Bentons within 6 days of after I ordered it. Their confirmation told me that arrival date would be Nove 12........still cannot figure that out! Anyway, we enjoyed wonderful BLT's this weekend. Between the Benton's bacon and our friends homegrown tomatoes..........they were the best ever!
                                             
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                                              Sundancer7

                                              RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Wed, 10/1/08 5:58 AM (permalink)
                                              I am planning a trip to Bentons this weekend. It is very close to Madisonville, TN which is about 40 miles from Knoxville. I really look forward to their bacon on Sunday morning.

                                              Paul E. Smith
                                              Knoxville, TN
                                               
                                              #23
                                                Sundancer7

                                                RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Sun, 10/5/08 8:30 AM (permalink)
                                                I made the trip to Benton's Hams yesterday and I bought some smoked and unsmoked ham, bacon and proscuitto. I sampled the proscuitto on the way home and it was butter tender and very very tasty.

                                                I cooked some bacon and the unsmoked ham this morning along with crescent rolls, Mamaw Smith's freezer strawberry jelly, orange marmalade, coffee and red eye gravy. What a breakfast.

                                                I can see why major five star restaurants like the Blackberry far and Emeril's use his products. Mr. Benton is certainly a crafdtsman.

                                                Paul E. Smith
                                                Knoxville, TN
                                                 
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                                                  sodawater43

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                                                  RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Sun, 10/5/08 8:43 AM (permalink)
                                                  Last Thursday I ordered 1 package of ham and proscutto and 2 packages of bacon. Can't wait to try al three.
                                                   
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                                                    Sundancer7

                                                    RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Sun, 10/5/08 8:48 AM (permalink)
                                                    This was my first experience preparing red eye gravy. Forunately I had Mamaw Smith who has had 87 years experience of country cooking. I took the drippings from the fried ham and mixed coffee with it. Real difficult huh??? Not really but it made a very good sauce with my crescent rolls.

                                                    Paul E. Smith
                                                    Knoxville, TN
                                                     
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                                                      Sundancer7

                                                      RE: Bacon--Benton vs. Broadbent Sun, 10/5/08 6:10 PM (permalink)
                                                      The only thing I left out was that I prepared grits with butter which I Had with the red eye gravy.

                                                      Paul E. Smith
                                                      Knoxville, TN
                                                       
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