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Watch a Short Film About Pork Master Allan Benton

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Here's a charming short film by University of Mississippi Media Documentary Projects about Tennessee porkman Allan Benton, who supplies chefs like David Chang and Sean Brock with ham and bacon. Benton grew up curing pork — he says because "It was sustenance for poor Appalachian hillbillies quite honestly" — but found the market for his audience when he tried prosciutto for the first time and realized he liked his product was better. The man certainly seems to enjoy his job: "I can honestly tell you I have never gotten tired of country-cured ham or country-cured bacon in my life." Right there with you, Benton.

Video: Cured

· Cured [Vimeo via Gurgling Cod]
· All Pork Coverage on Eater [-E-]

Benton's Country Hams

2603 Highway 411 Madisonville, TN 37354-6356

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