Dan bought pork belly & jowls (cheeks) from a local farmer to make bacon!
Wondering why it's not red like the bacon you buy in the grocery store?
Nitrates & Nitrites are additives/preservatives that make bacon red.
There are no additives/preservatives in this bacon!
Cured Maple Bacon
Now this is what bacon is supposed to look like!
And these are jowls/cheeks or guanciale!
Guanciale is an unsmoked Italian bacon made with jowls.
They have been hanging/drying in our mini fridge for almost 3 weeks.
We will dice them up and use them to make spaghetti alla carbonara or simply slice it up and make bacon.
3 weeks ago