Thursday, February 04, 2010

Wisconsin 101: At the mall

This is Wisconsin. Of course there is a Nueske's Bacon stand at the mall. Of course there is.


Yeah, this is a crummy shot. Sorry. I didn't check after I took it but even if I had, I wouldn't have noticed how out of focus it was.

8 comments:

Gary said...

Neuske's "smoked" bacon uses LIQUID SMOKE. It's not real smoked bacon...

MeganDD said...

Hi Gary, that's very untrue. Nueske's is so well-loved and well-known because they smoke over genuine Wisconsin Applewood logs and DON'T ever use liquid smoke like grocery store brands. Nueske's is an artisan bacon and the Nueske family has their smokehouses located @ 1390 E Grand Ave, Wittenberg, WI. You can also check their ingredient listing and you will see this is confirmed _ NO liquid smoke. Happy GENUINE SMOKING! Viva la NUESKE'S!

Class factotum said...

Gary, you've been called out. You should have checked the Nueske's website before you wrote that!

Megan, I had two samples yesterday and they were YUMMY! Are you going to the Iron Cupcake bacon thingy at the Harley museum on Monday?

"Since 1887, four generations of my family have produced premium quality Applewood-smoked hams, bacon, sausage and poultry. We still use the same time-tested methods and all natural ingredients, blended by hand with cures and spices in an artisinal process that's been handed down from father to son. Then, we slow-smoke these specialities with a unique 24-hour process over real Wisconsin Applewood logs, finishing them to perfection."

http://www.nueskes.com/default.aspx

MeganDD said...

You bet I am! Look for me shoving bacon cupcakes into my mouth. If you're there, chances are good that we'll meet. I can't wait for IronCupcakeMKE!

MeganDD said...

P.S. Nueske's smoking in action can be seen on recent episodes of both Discover Wisconsin & Wisconsin Foodie.

Gary said...

I've had Nueke's bacon, although not my favorite, it's second to true Artisan bacons, and I don't consider Nueske's to be a true Artisan bacon, although it is quite good and as close to Artisan bacon as you'll find in the grocery store. here's a wonderful Artisan bacon site: http://www.gratefulpalate.com/

I was told they use liquid smoke by a small Artisan bacon producer, who claimed he visited their bacon facility personally. I haven't been there personally, so perhaps he was just putting them down for other reasons. I'll see how far Wittenberg is from our cottage and check it out this summer.

Before I discovered Howard's Grove Meat Market bacon, Nueske's was our bacon of choice, but HGMM bacon is an order of magnitude more delicious! (for me, anyway) Bacon afficionados are free to have their favorites, and be pig-headed (pun intended) about what is good and not so good :-)

Class factotum said...

Gary, that's the beauty of our wonderful country - there is so much good bacon! We can like all kinds of bacon. We also like Father's bacon from Kentucky and Benton's Smokehouse bacon from Tennessee. Patrick Cudahy is pretty good for commercial bacon, and, of course, there is Usinger's. So much bacon! So little time!

But fact and opinion are not the same thing. It sounds like you were led astray by someone who had bad information himself. :)

Class factotum said...

Megan, I will look for you! I am trying to convince SH to go, but he is usually still working at that hour. Plus he is not crazy about the idea of mixing bacon with chocolate.