I’ve always wondered what made Canadian bacon Canadian. Is it that Canadians don’t know how to make real bacon? Does it have something to do with Virginia and hams? was it originally a marketing ploy by McDonalds?
And you thought bacon was only a Western thing. Not so. The Chinese make all sorts of fantastic pork belly products, and this one, smoked with chile, cinnamon, star anise and Sichuan peppercorn, is one of the best.
Have you ever wanted to make your own bacon? How about a home cured Wild Boar Bacon recipe? If you're able to get a Wild Boar which are very prevalent in the U.S. try this recipe. I guarantee you'll like it.
How to make fresh bacon! Then, how to make rouladen, which is a southern German recipe from my family. Delicious with egg noodles or spatezle, or even better, leftover on a sandwich made with garlicy bread and homemade kraut. Enjoy!