Homemade bacon is much tastier than store-bought and is so easy to make! Here is a brief introduction to cured meats, a link for buying curing supplies, and recipes for two homemade bacon varieties: sweet tea + bourbon and peach + molasses.
Mostarda di Cremona isn't actually a mustard, rather it's summer fruits preserved in mustard-infused syrup. Use a mix of peaches, pears, plums, apricots, nectarines, quince, cherries, citrus rind. Makes for a beautiful holiday gift.