Beef Jerky and smoked meats are
the original fast food. Sausage has been enjoyed since around 1500 B.C.
in popularity during the Greek and Roman eras.
At one point it was even banned in the Roman Empire because it was associated with wild festivals. Speakeasy sausage kitchens prospered during the reigns of several Emperors until popular protests forced the repeal of the ban. Commercial sausage kitchens sprang up throughout Europe.
As immigrants traveled to
America, they brought their knowledge of sausage making with them. Sausage
making was as much a part of pioneer life as the log cabin.
Beef Jerky is uniquely American.
It was light to transport, took up less room on the pioneers’ journey and
required no refrigeration. As a staple of the American cowboys and miners, it
was America’s first fast food and it is obviously here to stay.
We still don’t mass produce Jerky
Hut products. “Beef jerky making is an art”