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Bacon

Cured meat prepared from a pig.

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A Quick Tip by devora

  • Aug 21, 2009
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Bacon makes everything taste so much better! :D I've gotta try candied bacon & bacon fat gingerbread cookies...
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January 23, 2011
how about choco-covered bacon?
 
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Quick Tip by . June 18, 2011
posted in Gourmand
An awesome meat with a salty taste which goes well with sandwiches, eggs, pancakes, and other traditional breakfast foods. Best when cooked crispy. Don't go nuts, though - bacon is one of the fattier meats, and you get little nutritional payoff.
review by . July 20, 2010
posted in Awesomeness
Salty Awesomeness
Bacon, it goes great in sandwiches, burgers, a side item at breakfast or in omelets and quiche.  How can one food item be so great?  It's salty, crisp and tasty.      It can also be bad for you, so much so that it has been taken out of the "Meat" group and placed in the "Other" group which is sort of like food hell where chocolate bars and KFC's Double Down reside.  Also with bacon!      If a pig was a supermarket, …
Quick Tip by . August 25, 2010
Free. . . Bacon. . . . Wednesdays. Need I say more?
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
posted in Awesomeness
The tastiest thing ever, when it isn't hard and brittle. It belongs in everything.
Quick Tip by . June 27, 2010
Love it but only have it a couple of times a year. One of the worst things you can eat!
Quick Tip by . June 27, 2010
unhealthy...although sometimes delicious
Quick Tip by . June 02, 2010
I don't like bacon, but my friends are all fans.
Quick Tip by . April 23, 2010
posted in Gourmand
I just made some for lunch, sprinkled with brown sugar on top! Sweetly decadent and incredibly delicious!
review by . April 08, 2009
People have gone so bat sh*t for bacon, I kind of feel like a loser admitting that I love it. Bacon explosion! Baconnaise! Other Bacon stuff! I dunno! Stop talking about bacon - you're ruining it for me!  This right here is something that I don't like about the web - Bacon Enthusiasm Overshare.  Bacon is a delicious meat. It can make a wedge of iceburg with a drizzle of buttermilk taste fabulous (ahem, dinner last night). It's good with figs. Really, it's good with …
Quick Tip by . August 21, 2009
Bacon is so good! I like it not too crispy because that's how my mom cooks it. But it's kind of hard not to cook it too long.
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Bacon is cut from the meat on the sides, belly or back of the pig, and sometimes is cured, smoked or both.  Other meats can be cured to resemble bacon.  Bacon can be prepared fried, baked, grilled or as a flavoring agent. 

The USDA defines bacon as "the cured belly of a swine carcass"; other cuts and characteristics must be separately qualified (e.g., "smoked pork loin bacon"). If bacon is USDA certified, then it has been treated for trichinella, a parasitic roundworm which can be destroyed by heating, freezing, drying, or smoking.

The names of rashers or slices differ depending on where they are cut from:

  • Streaky bacon comes from the belly of a pig. It is very fatty with long veins of fat running parallel to the rind. This is the most common form of bacon in the United States. Pancetta is Italian streaky bacon, smoked or aqua (unsmoked), with a strong flavour. It is generally rolled up into cylinders after curing.
  • Back bacon comes from the loin in the middle of the back of the pig. It is a lean meaty cut of bacon, with relatively less fat compared to other cuts and has a ham-like texture and flavour. Most bacon consumed in the United Kingdom is back bacon.[6] Also called Irish bacon or Canadian Bacon.
  • Middle bacon is much like back bacon but is cheaper and somewhat fattier, with a richer flavour.
  • Cottage bacon is thinly sliced lean pork meat from a shoulder cut that is typically oval shaped and meaty. It is cured and then sliced into ...
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