A sizzling strip of bacon is arguably the most delicious morsel out there, but prepping it for cooking can sometimes be a pain. When removing bacon from the package, it'll often stretch or tear. David Pistrang of CHOW.com shows you an easy trick for getting perfect bacon slices out of the package every time.
This stew is based on the savory rice porridge congee, which has roots in Chinese, Thai, and Korean cuisines. Though the dish uses some classic Asian ingredients—such as fish sauce, ginger, and bok choy—the flavors are not aggressively Asian.