Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
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.