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Market Scene: Renningers Antiques and Farmers Market in Kutztown, PA

When traveling through the rolling corn fields of Eastern Pennsylvania, it's hard to limit the number of stops one can make at this or that roadside farm stand. Thankfully, the Kutztown outpost of Renningers Antiques and Farmers Market kills several birds with one convenient, folksy stone. The market stalls are teeming with Pennsylvania Dutch classics like sauerkraut baked beans, shoo-fly pie, pretzels, horehound candy (who still eats horehound candy?!) and all manner of cured meats. More

Anyone Else Like Pork Roll?

First, let's define pork roll: a ham-like product made from spiced ground pork emulsified into a log about four inches across, wrapped in cloth, and cooked. Because of its preparation, pork roll doesn't technically fall under the government's umbrella of "ham," which is why ever since 1906, it's been referred to by its current name, pork roll. It's Spam for people who don't want to admit they like Spam, if you know what I mean. More

Hot Dog of the Week: Pork Roll Double Meat Dog

Pork Roll, if you don't already know, is a processed meat product that has been made in New Jersey since the 1800s. The taste and texture could be described as a cross between Canadian bacon and Spam. It's popular mostly as a breakfast side dish or on a sandwich with egg and cheese. But for some strange reason it's pretty hard to find on a hot dog. More

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