LA Weekly 
Writer Jonathan Gold
Included Newsom's Ham
in a Review of Good Foods
Available by Internet

As the year wound down LA Weekly writer Jonathan Gold offered some critiques of breakfast foods across the country in an article penned about companies offering foods across the internet. Here is some of what he had to say. . .especially the part about Newsom's.

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By JONATHAN GOLD Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 12:00 am

This time of year, even we stay home and cook. Los Angeles, of course, is a wonderland of local organic produce, a hub of farmers’ markets and sustainably raised meat, of boutique gourmet shops and supermarkets representing the finest cuisines of every continent. But occasionally, most often around breakfast, the most important tool in our kitchen can be a laptop computer. When James Beard died a decade or two ago, one of the friends of the great cookbook writer, knowing only that he spent a great deal of time talking on the phone to Col. Bill Newsom, asked the proprietor of the tiny Kentucky smokehouse whether he had any thoughts to contribute to the eulogy. “He did call me several times a week,” the colonel allowed. “But all we ever talked about was ham.” Col. Newsom’s ham, made now by his daughter Col. Nancy Newsom, is ham worth a lifetime of obsession — if fried country ham with redeye gravy is your thing (it is ours). Include a jar or two of Windstone blackberry jam in your order — breakfasts will never be complete without it again.