REMEMBERING A LEGEND
The VIRGINIA SHOPPER just learned that Samuel Wallace Edwards Jr. of Edwards Hams (Surry, Virginia) died last week at the age of 82. As the “cure master” at Edwards Hams for more than 50 years, he was truly a legend in the industry who fostered a wide appreciation for Southern country hams as true epicurean delights. The SHOPPER and all those at Virginia Born and Bred send condolences to the Edwards family for their enormous loss.
THE EDWARDS WAY
“For more than 87 years and three generations, our family has been hand crafting the finest Dry Cured, Hickory Smoked, Country Hams, Bacon and Sausage using recipes and methods dating back to the original Jamestown Settlement. Located in historic Surry, VA, just off the banks of the James River, S. Wallace Edwards & Sons continues this tradition and honors a time when quality came first, and shortcuts weren’t an option.”
While many others were using faster, cheaper ways to cure hams, Edwards Jr. stuck to the old-fashioned tried and true methods and the original recipes. He was determined to save the remarkable flavors wrought from traditional curing methods and would not compromise quality to “make a buck.” The results: Edwards Hams are renowned for an unsurpassed taste and quality. Some even say their ham resembles fine Italian prosciutto!
“ONE OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS ON EARTH!”
Speaking of Italian gourmet foods, The VIRGINIA SHOPPER just discovered Surryano Ham made in Surry, Virginia by you guessed it – Edwards Hams!
This gourmet specialty has even been written up in the Huffington Post who said, “Surryano is definitely the best American ham. Surryano ham will try to fool you. It sounds like Serrano ham, looks like prosciutto…but has a taste that is distinctly American. This Virginia- made, dry-cured and hickory smoked ham has become one of our favorite things on earth, and is produced by the Edwards family (also responsible for excellent sausages and more) in Surry, Virginia.”
The VIRGINIA SHOPPER loves Edwards hams – Country Hams, Surryanos, Petite Spirals, Smoked Sausages, Bacon Steaks, and all the different varieties offered by this beloved Edwards Hams company. Virginia Born and Bred carries a wide selection.
Are you thinking about holiday parties, ham biscuits, sausage and pancakes for breakfast, the smell of bacon on a chilly morn? And are you thinking about gifts to make your special people smile?
Think Edwards Hams!
‘TIL WE MEET AGAIN. The VIRGINIA SHOPPER!