Edwards Virginia Smokehouse

S. Wallace Edwards & Sons; Producers of Virginia’s finest smoked meats & specialty foods since 1926.
Upgrade your grilling game, year round.

By Hope S. Philbrick

This year, I’ll be cooking two Thanksgiving dinners, one for a friend visiting the week before the holiday (the date he chose to save on airfare) and the second on the actual designated Thursday. No problem, I love to cook, but the challenge is how to differentiate the two menus so those of us consuming both meals don’t suffer déjà vu?

Edwards bbq-pork-roastEdwards Virginia Smokehouse, of Surry, Va., which has been producing smoked meats and specialty foods since 1926, has the tasty solution.
Alongside turkey, at one dinner I’ll prep Edwards’ barbecued pork roast. The pit-cooked barbecued pork roast is delicious, plus easy and foolproof to prepare and serve. Its rich flavor comes from pit smoking over charcoal briquettes for 10 to 12 hours. A finishing touch of a light vinegar marinade enhances the flavor even more. Order one and it arrives fully-cooked, packed in ice, ready to defrost, heat and eat. If there’s an easier way to impress a dinner guest, I haven’t found it yet.

For the second dinner, I’ll opt for one of Edwards’ variety of other options, such as a Virginia country ham, turducken roll, dry cured lamb, honey ham or another mouthwatering selection. We’re fans of the old-fashioned smoked sausages, like Italian smoked or Hot & Spicy; both taste great on their own, in a bun or added to pasta dishes. And don’t get us started on the smoked bacon! Whether you choose peppered, hickory smoked or brown sugar cured, this premium bacon will elevate a burger, eggs, filet or whatever you pair it with to the next level.

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Edwards’ meats are worth every penny.

Think fall is time to pack away the grill? You could not be more wrong. Turkey and pork tastes best grilled, and when facing a multi-dish meal like Thanksgiving, a grill works as a handy-dandy second oven. Need a grill? Try the Big Green Egg. Need to learn how to use it? Come to the 18th annual Eggtoberfest in Stone Mountain Park, Ga., on October 10, 2015.

With a top-notch grill and high-quality Edwards’ products, you’ll be the toast of not only a holiday but every season.

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Edwards Virginia Smokehouse

– Photos courtesy Polished Pig Media for Edwards Virginia Smokehouse / S. Wallace Edwards & Sons, Inc.

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HopeP_144Hope S. Philbrick is founder and editor-in-chief of Getaways for Grownups. She became a freelance writer and editor because she believes that work and fun should not be mutually exclusive. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications nationwide. When not writing, she can usually be found on the road or savoring something tasty.


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