Bacon makes everything better: fact. Chowhounds talk about the best bacon to buy, how to cook it, and where to find bacon dishes on a menu anywhere.

This Bucatini with Bacon Cream Sauce Is Sure to Impress Weeknight Pasta Fans

Creamy, savory, and full of umami—thanks to lots of Parmigiano-Reggiano, bacon, and garlic—this simple pantry pasta tastes like the Italian love-child of carbonara and cacio e pepe. Shallots and garlic...

Bacon Fat - do you use it? How?

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by chef chicklet 12 years ago

In the past I have tossed this just because I've wanted to really watch my fat intake, but last weekend after making some great bacon, looked at it sadly I quickly found a tiny jar, while it was st...

How do I get my candy bacon crispy with out burning it?

by grumpygeezer 3 months ago

I get asked by my friends to make them candy bacon very often. Some days I can get it crispy. Some days I can't. the flavor is great either way but some days its soft. I can't figure out what...

Which packaged bacon is sliced the thinnest?

by small h 5 years ago

This thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/906628?commentId=8153588#8153588 mentions Hormel and Kroger. Any others? We're in Manhattan, and anything available in a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's...

Fresh home cured bacon

by FalkCulinairUSA 9 months ago

This is a project that I just finished up and OMG is it amazing... I'm not sure I will ever buy commercial bacon again!

Making Smoked Canadian Bacon

by JMF 6 years ago

A few days ago I started some pork loins curing to make Canadian Bacon. When they have cured for about a week I'll smoke them in my Bradley smoker. I used a basic dry cure, plus additional herbs...

Bacon Help - Is it ruined?

by Deputycoz 12 months ago

I had a 10 lb. pork belly that I cured in the fridge with curing salt, salt and other spices for 6 days. Yesterday after rinsing and soaking I put in the oven on a rack for 2 hours at 200 degrees,...

Beginner. Help? Chicken wrapped in bacon?

by ally99 1 year ago

Hi all, I am really confused as to how to do this. I need to bring chicken, either bites or tenders, wrapped in bacon to an event next Friday night. I'm afraid if I wrap the bacon around the chick...

Stainless steel fry pan - how to fry eggs without them sticking!!

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by Full tummy 11 years ago

Well, I've generally always used a non-stick fry pan for eggs, but I decided to try out my Kitchen Aid stainless steel version and can't figure out how to fry eggs, even bacon, without turning the ...

Vegetarian Alternative to Bacon Grease

by goldblum 9 years ago

Howdy hounders, I found a recipe for bacon-infused bourbon and it seems easy enough: add bacon grease to bourbon, freeze, skim fat layer off top, enjoy smoky bacon bourbon. However, my loved on...

British Bacon and Sausages

by dtm323 3 years ago

Where can I order real traditional highest-quality British meat, especially bacon and sausages? Thanks in advance!

Benton's Hickory smoked bacon - major decline in quality?

by swarttav 12 years ago

I have purchased by mail order Benton's bacon, country ham and prosciutto for some time. The last time I ordered I received a reply that shipping would take 5 or so weeks because an article in Sa...

Rind on bacon?

by Aimee 15 years ago

I accidently bought some rind on bacon. When I cooked some of it it tasted great except the perimeter of it was hard and chewy. It's already sliced. Am I supposed to cut the rind off? What do you...

Hunan Bacon

by BIM 11 years ago

Does anyone out there remember Henry Chung's original restaurant on Kearny in Chinatown - late 70's I guess...and on the menu they had this dish called simply, I think, Hunan bacon. It consisted o...

Shanghai style preserved pork @ Marina Food in San Mateo

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by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Marina Food has house-cured Shanghai style preserved pork ("bacon" belly cut) displayed on top of the counter in the meat department. I bought a piece to try, $6.99 per pound, slicing and steaming ...

Nitrate Free Bacon- what's the difference?

by javaandjazz 13 years ago

Is there any noticeable difference between regular bacon and nitrate free bacon? I see nitrate free bacon at Trader Joe's all the time and have been tempted to try it. What brand should I try? Th...

Canadian Bacon - a total loss?

by mookster 13 years ago

I bought a pkg. of Canadina Bacon @ The Greenmarket (Flying Pigs)last Sat. (eight days ago). Not opened yet - is it still okay? Damn this ridiculous work schedule!

Sweet Potatoes with Bacon?

by DuffyH 2 years ago

Hi everyone, Because I hate that cloying sweet potato casserole, I'm always looking for ways to change things up but still make everyone happy on Thanksgiving. I've done baked, mashed and roaste...

Can I eat bacon after use by date?

by alesandra 2 years ago

I have some bacon in the fridge and the use by date on the packet was 4 days ago. Is it still ok to eat? (Wanted to add it though to some pasta for dinner, which is in 2 hours)

Bacon Grease - Shelf life?

by WhatsEatingYou 6 years ago

I saved the fat when I fried up some bacon a few weeks ago and have been using pats here and there for eggs and sauteing but am using sparingly since I do not make bacon often. How long can the fa...