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    bacon! BACON!!!

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    OMG, I think I've just had the best bacon ever in my life. Since 'going primal' I've stopped feeling guilty about eating it, but I still don't eat bacon too often. today I found a source of naturally smoked pork belly so I bought a piece and took off a couple of slices with a knife. they were pretty uneven but they cooked up just fine in the frying pan. So different from the pre-sliced oscar meyer stuff...

    Sorry for taking up your bandwidth. I just had to share that with someone who'd understand...

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    I guess next you'll be buying a commercial meat slicer.

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    mmmmm bacon. I eat about 3 lbs a week haha

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    I've started scranning lots of bacon too, lovely.

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    You know (and it might heresy around here) I've been finding most bacons just not that great. Applegate is OK but even some higher end stuff (North Country, Broadbent) is not doing it for me.

    If you want a fun treat (and aren't scared of nitrates) look for Schaller and Weber double-smoked bacon. I've also found a similar product in Polish delis for less. You don't need (or want) to cook it! Just slice and enjoy…of course it's calling out for some rye bread but that's another thing…

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    Butcher cut bacon is sooooooooo good!

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    Lovely bacon in Australia, always smoked and somewhat different to American.
    I believe that what Americans just call bacon, we call "streaky bacon" which is a bit hard to find, and looks just like the American example shown.

    We also have "short cut" bacon which is the right hand half of the rasher (we call them rashers not strips) as shown.

    Youtube linky

    I prefer the full rasher, much more fat.

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    Applegate and Coleman are my current favorite.
    I once bought uncured bacon made from pastured pork at the farmer's market, and it was too sweet.
    I hope I can find pastured bacon with no or minimal sugar...

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    Bacon every day for me, without it I go into withdrawal..... I do buy really good bacon though. Our local organic store does it themselves, very clean. I also buy Expensive Euro bacon from the public market which is really awesome and also Irish and English Bacon. Love it all.
    Starting Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, goal weight in November 2012.
    Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now up to around 101lbs and holding.
    Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

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    It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
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    I'm not a big bacon eater, but I do like to indulge occasionally. What I really love is saving the fat to cook with. Nothing like collard greens cooked in bacon. That's a swino-vegetarian dish.
    "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine


    Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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