Put jackfruit bacon on your pork bacon or use it as a smoky, salty sub.
How to Cook Basic Beans with Steve Sando
Steve Sando, bean impresario behind Rancho Gordo, outlines the steps from beans in a bag to glorious pot o’ beans. Dried beans may not be fresh, per se, but the ones you're using shouldn’t be more than two years old. Soak them first, and then use the soaking water to cook them. A quick, hard boil followed by a long, slow simmer will get them cooked up right. (Click here for Steve's bean-cooking recipe.)
A Healthier Bacon Alternative
Though some may argue that nothing can replace the beloved taste of bacon, Margo True, food editor at Sunset magazine, shows that prosciutto can be a healthier and tasty alternative.