I have just discovered the best bacon I ever tasted, practically in my own backyard.

Some of our readers have probably watched “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” on the Food Network. I love this show. I have many favorites; onion soup on the Left Bank in old Paris. Bouillabaisse in Marseilles, fondue in Zurich, and the sangria and paella I learned to make from locals near Barcelona. I still crave the Delmonico steak at Delmonicos in New York City. Who wouldn’t enjoy the blue cheeses and Pinot Noirs from the farms and vineyards in Oregon?  Then there are the fresh baked pies that our team raves about in Rockland, Maine. I recently re-discovered a new favorite, fresh caught lobster stuffed with more buttery succulent lobster at the Gloucester House in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Today, at the grand re-opening of the Phillippi Farmhouse Market in Sarasota. I tasted, and then devoured a half pound of the most delicious bacon ever.

I found this sweet, salty, lean, fatty succulent taste at The TransAtlantic Sausage Company in Sarasota, Florida. I could barely stop from eating it hot and crispy from the pan. I saved a few pieces for a fresh farmers market style BLT, all made with fresh from the farm and the bakery products.

I nearly forgot to mention the terrific sausage from TransAtlantic Sausage Company, one sweet, another with a perfect blend of spices. Look for some recipes with this distinctive bacon and sausage in the near future.

Here is the information for ordering (shipped fresh to your door) pick up or eat in. Or stop at the market at Phillippi Estate Park at 5500S Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. every Wednesday until April, 2011.

TransAtlantic Sausage Company
395 Beneva Road
Sarasota, Florida