Cure Your Own Bacon

Recipes and tips for this tasty treat.


  • Bacon
    Real homemade bacon is much easier to make than you might think.
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  • Bacon ready to be sliced
    This bacon is ready and waiting to be sliced and enjoyed.
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  • Bacon
  • Bacon ready to be sliced

How Bacon is Made is the main article.

Bacon is a well-loved food. The bacon group on flickr has nearly 2,000 members. There are entire blogs about bacon and even a bacon of the month club.  But bacon is also one of the foods that is made very differently today than it was originally. (Check out this video on how bacon is made.) Real homemade bacon tastes better and, from all reports, is much easier to make than you might think. When you’re ready to try for yourself, take a few tips from us.  

Hank has fallen in love with his Mulefoot pigs, and we’re currently waiting on our copy of Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn’s Charcuterie. I definitely see some pork curing in our future. Let us know if you try it.



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