Cumin and beets go so well together - the exotic savory flavor pairs nicely with the rich sweetness of the beets. Vinegar adds a little bite and salt brings the whole thing up to a humming pitch. A great addition to any mezze plate or felafel meal.
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.