Like many Americans in the early nineteenth century, Thomas Jefferson and his family ate only two meals a day at Monticello: breakfast, typically at eight, and dinner, in the late afternoon. Several guests recorded accounts of breakfast at Monticello. One guest in particular, Mrs. Margaret Baynard Smith wrote: “Our breakfast table was as large as our dinner table; …we had tea, coffee, excellent muffins, hot wheat and corn bread, cold ham and butter.”
Sliced thin or thick, however you choose this authentic Virginia slab bacon has deep country cured flavor. Each slab is dry cured by hand-rubbing with sugar and salt, coated with black pepper and hickory smoked. Presented in a traditional burlap bag. From the curemasters at Smithfield Hams. Serves 8-16.