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.

How to Cook Bacon While Camping (A Necessary Wilderness Skill in Our Book)

Packing up your tent this summer? Then it might interest you to know how best to cook bacon while camping. There are lots of great foods to cook on a camping trip. While you might be accustomed to your...

Sunnyvalley hickory smoked pork jowl bacon

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Last month I noticed Sunnyvalley's smoked pork jowl bacon at the Raley's supermarket in Windsor. Had a chance to try it tonight for a batch of pasta carbonara. Non-smoked, cured pork jowl (guancial...

Bacon sticks to my Lodge cast iron skillet

by brandygirl 6 years ago

My Lodge pan is about 6 months old. Although it came pre-seasoned, I added seasoning to it before using it--wiped oil on it and put it in a hot oven. Also, each time I've used it, I've only used ...

Best breakfast/bacon in Manhattan

by willwalkforfood 6 months ago

Hey all - I'm looking for the absolute best breakfast spots in Manhattan. Needs to be places where I can get a seat for one - and willing to sit at a counter. I go Saturday mornings around 930. ...

Bacon Fat - do you use it? How?

chef chicklet
by chef chicklet 13 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 10 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 1 year 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 1 year 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!!

Full tummy
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 10 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 13 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 12 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

Melanie Wong
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...