Tips / 25.11.2023

Holiday Celebrations are just around the corner.  Ham is always a good choice for a lunch or dinner party, especially when feeding a large group.  That’s right, Broadbent’s has the perfect ham for Christmas Celebrations including a variety of Ham selections.  So, how do you choose the perfect ham for your family and friends? Here’s a couple of questions to help you make your decision: First question, do you want a dryer, saltier ham or a sweeter, moister ham?  Secondly, do you want a fully cooked, fully cooked and sliced,...

Tips / 28.09.2023

Ronny and Beth Drennan with daughter Sarah Beth Mason Dry Curing Broadbent Country Ham, Bacon and Sausage has been a family tradition for over 20 years.  Hello, I am Sarah Beth Mason.  Broadbent owners, Ronny and Beth Drennan are my parents.  They purchased Broadbent’s in 1999. When I learned they were buying Broadbent’s, honestly, I thought, what do they know about Dry Curing Country Hams. Quickly, I learned that my dad’s minimal knowledge came from Drennan family traditions.  His dad and granddad had cured country hams.  That was it...

Tips / 11.08.2023

Tis the season for Fresh Garden Tomatoes, the perfect topping for a Broadbent BLT. My much-anticipated fried green tomatoes were delicious.  Tim Farmer’s Facebook post explained how-to preserve green tomatoes by canning them.  He claims they will taste just like fresh ones.  I see this experiment in my very near future.  Go to Tim Farmers Country Kitchen Facebook page for great cooking tips and recipes. About a week has passed and my garden has beautiful red ripe tomatoes.  One or two tomatoes are ready for the picking and...

Tips / 19.07.2023

In August of each year the Kentucky State Fair is held. Many competitions take place in this 10-day period. Broadbent's Kentucky State Fair will be among the competitors. On opening day of the fair Country Ham competitions are held. Broadbent’s and other Country Ham producers across the state compete in a commercial class, while a non-commercial class is held for anyone else wanting to compete. Broadbent's has been blessed to be named Grand Champion of the Country Ham Competition 21 times. The largest competition...

Tips / 18.05.2023

Char-cu-te-rie: It's a big trendy word that you hear all the time these days. An old paper dictionary I have, gives the definition of Charcuterie as the Craft of salting, smoking and curing meats. A newer version found on the internet gives the definition as cold cooked or cured meats. Broadbent's would definitely qualify as the makers of Charcuterie. We dry cure our hams and bacon with a salt mixture. Then we age and smoke our hams and bacon. The process...

Featured, Recipes, Tips / 22.10.2019

Scare up something delicious with your little monsters this Halloween! Are you ready for Halloween? We are just a week away, but it isn’t too late to add some spirit to your all hallows eve. We are bumping up the holiday spirit with Halloween inspired food of course! If you’re not having a party, try just adding fun to your meals on the big day. These are also great recipes to teach basic kitchen skills, so get the kids involved! 1). Olive & Cheese Kabobs -- Serves 8 32 Black Olives 4 oz...

Tips / 09.09.2019

Looking back on the past 20 years, the first thought I had, is that it has flown by.  In the fall of 1999, Broadbent’s 33rd catalog went out in the mail. However, as the new owner of Broadbent’s, it was my very first catalog.  That year was quite an adventure.  The printer of the catalog, kept all photography and files at his office.  So I contacted him for direction…  To my dismay, I learned that he was under the impression we would no longer be printing a catalog,...

Featured, Tips / 10.07.2019

  While working on the upcoming fall catalog, I noticed how many times we used the word “Delicious”.  I needed a few synonyms to replace it, and yet still describe Broadbent foods as- well, delicious. So, I pulled out my copy of “The New American Roget’s College Thesaurus”, (the actual book), which I bought in the 1970’s.  I can’t tell you the date it was published, because the cover and front couple of pages are missing. Here’s what I found: “Delicious-  Adj.-  delectable, luscious, toothsome, palatable, savory.  See TASTE.”   I was familiar with all...