Food Republic features so many recipes involving cooking bacon (and why not?) that we thought a primer to cooking it perfectly was in order. Any of these techniques will not only yield crispy, salty bacon, it’ll also perfume your home with smoky, manly essence de cochon. That’s French for the permeating aroma of bacon sure to stick happily to your kitchen walls all day long.  

Whether you choose pan, oven, or microwave to satisfy your craving for crunchy cured meat, there’s an easy bacon cooking technique for you.