While visiting Chicago for work yesterday, I started thinking about how food can change in a matter of miles. Take Milwaukee for instance, we’re known for our craft beer, brats, cheese and all things deep-fried. Travel just 90 minutes south to Chicago and you get a completely different culinary experience. In this city, it’s all about deep-dish pizza, Italian beef and Chicago-style hot dogs. (For lunch yesterday we had neither. We actually went to a cafe on top of a health food store for baked falafel, spinach soup and vegetable juice.)
This brings to my next point: barbecue.
I don’t think just one region can claim this cuisine. Each area (St. Lousis, Kansas City, Memphis, etc.) has their own BBQ that’s unique to them. So when Pig of the Month BBQ contacted me about reviewing their products, I figured it was necessary in the name of research.
At Pig of the Month, you can buy individual packages of rips, bacon, sausage, sauces and more or you can sign up for a BBQ of the Month Club. This would be a great gift for dads…or the meat lover in your life. Food gifts are one of my favorite things to give because they answer that age-old question, “What do I get for the person who has everything?”
I tried their Bacon Sampler, which included 3 1-pound packages of bacon.
Imagine this with bacon on top. Delectable.
In addition to meat, Pig of the Month BBQ also offers loads of sweets. I tried their White Chocolate Ginger Pistachio Sea Salt Toffee and their Dark Chocolate Cashew Sea Salt Toffee. As a bonafide toffee lover, I was immediately drawn to their unique flavors. Each were rich, sweet and tasted like true, gourmet candy.
Although Father’s Day is still months away, keep this one in your files for a winning gift (or if you just love meat!)
Question: What is your favorite food gift to give or receive?
Disclaimer: Pig of the Month BBQ has given me these products to review. I was not given the product in exchange for a positive review. All opinions are my own.