If you only think of bacon as an accompaniment to breakfast- think again. Bacon has definitely grown up with new, more sophisticated dining companions.
There are numerous types and varieties of bacon available, each with their own nuances and delectable differences. Bacon may be cured, smoked, sold sliced, or by the slab. Nitrate-free options are also available as an all natural alternative for the purist.
Bacon is an international favorite. Canadian Bacon (also known as “Back Bacon”), is really more similar to ham than the crispy strips that Americans consider “bacon”. This lean alternative is taken from the eye of the loin.
Italian bacon is known as Pancetta. Pancetta is cured with salt and spices, but not smoked. Flavorful, slightly salty pancetta comes in a roll. It’s used in Italian cooking to flavor sauces, pasta dishes, vegetables, and meats.
Joe’s Produce Gourmet Market offers many different varieties of bacon, so you’re sure to find a favorite!
Bacon is the perfect addition to soups, vegetables, beans- it could be nature’s perfect food! It lends its distinctive aroma and flavor to any dish, making it a versatile and irresistible accent to any recipe, or on its own.