Posted September 09, 2014
Food & Wine Collaboration Puts Dry-Cured Maple Bacon on the Indie Food Map Dry Cured Maple Bacon by Tender Belly, a provider of all-natural, high-flavor pork products, is now available for purchase on Mouth.com—the ultimate source for indie foods and tasty gifts. This debut of Tender Belly on Mouth’s website is part of a new collaboration between the online indie food purveyor and Food & Wine magazine, Food & Wine Selects, which features a collection of items hand-picked by Food & Wine editors and the team at MOUTH. Debuting with 20 new products, including Tender Belly Dry-Cured Maple Bacon, the Selects collection features American-made items from small, independent, talented artisans — all available at www.mouth.com/fw. The magazine describes Tender Belly’s bacon as “meaty, lightly smoky and just-sweet-enough,” and Mouth touted the meat’s “signature flavor.” “We’re honored and excited to be a part of this collaboration,” said Shannon Duffy, owner, Tender Belly. “With a growing interest in locally raised and farmed foods, we’re happy to play a part in this movement by bringing our pork products to a larger audience.” Tender Belly pork products are procured using environmentally responsible and fully traceable methods. The animals are fed a 100% vegetarian diet — with no rendered animal byproducts, antibiotics or hormones, and live with plenty of space to roam. As part of its focus on farm-to-table cuisine and local purveyors, Tender Belly partners with a wide network of family-run, co-op farmers across the country to supply it with the finest meats available. Mouth aims to help consumers discover the best, most delicious and most interesting indie food products available in today’s market by offering more than 1,200 beautiful and tasty products from small, American producers — items made by people, not companies, and created from start to finish with a high level of attention and craft.