Bacon

East Tennessee Bacon God Allan Benton Will Not Be Stopped

In the smokehouse for decades, he's still obsessed
Feb 25, 2015 9:00 am

Since 1973, Allan Benton has been creating some of the most delicious cured hams and smoky bacon using the same basic method he learned during his mountain upbringing. Chris Chamberlain sits down with the esteemed yet ever-humble pork purveyor.

15 Brunch Recipes For That Winter Bacon Craving

When nothing but crunchy cured pork belly will do
Jan 24, 2015 10:00 am

Sure, you could fry up bacon and eggs like you do all the time. But what will you have learned by the time you're done, other than bacon and eggs are, as you suspected, delicious and satisfying? We've gathered 15 exciting ways to have your pig candy and eat it too. Ever kneaded bacon fat into tortilla dough? It's your weekend, make it a good one. And if all you can do is the "making bacon" part, it's okay. But really, go for the bacon taquitos. 

Smoked Meats King Bob Nueske, Behind The 'Beluga Of Bacon,' Has Passed Away

High-end meats were a favorite of chefs
Jan 22, 2015 12:30 pm

Robert “Bob” Nueske has passed away in Chicago at age 67. Nueske was the son of company founder R.C. Nueske and President of the eponymous Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats in Wittenberg, Wisconsin. Though the company continues to operate out of the 1,100-person town, its products have attracted a national following over the years and have been the favorite of many high-end restaurants.

Claudette's Classic Cassoulet Recipe

Rich, slow-cooked French meat and beans
Jan 8, 2015 1:00 pm
national cassoulet day

Happy National Cassoulet Week! It's actually just one official day, January 9, but have you experienced the weather this week? We're frozen down to the bones, so this glorious dish from southern France couldn't come at a better time. Grab some crusty bread and prepare to forget your troubles.

Oh Snap! It's A Bacon Marmalade Recipe

Spread on burgers, steaks, sandwiches, anything
Dec 23, 2014 4:00 pm
bacon bourbon marmalade

While it may be one of the most wonderful food and booze pairings in the natural world, leave bourbon and bacon cookbooks to the highly experienced folks at Southern Living. Author Morgan Murphy says it's not a diet book, and that's an understatement. As long as this wonderful collection is in your kitchen, you may never diet again. 

Brussels Sprouts With Kumquats And Smoked Salt Recipe

Easy bacon-flecked sprouts with a sweet, tart glaze
Nov 10, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Sara Remington

That's right, they're not just for toast anymore! Jam, marmalade and other fruit and vegetable preserves are a welcome addition in this new collection of recipes from James Beard-nominated Rachel Saunders, author of Blue Chair Jam Cookbook. How many meals can you incorporate jam into? Let's find out, starting with bacon-studded Brussels sprouts. 

Epic Meat Time: 10 Over The Top Meaty Dishes Around The United States And Canada

Calf brain cream, whole alligator, meat ice cream
Oct 23, 2014 9:00 am

The bacon craze may have passed, but people still love their protein, especially when it comes in the form of calf’s brain cream to spread on blinis, or a whole roasted alligator stuffed with chicken served with Andouille jambalaya. Yes, those are real things you can eat, and here’s where to find them.

Make Cornbread, Not War: Sean Brock's Cast Iron Cornbread Recipe

Tangy, smoky cornbread with a crunchy exterior
Oct 21, 2014 2:30 pm
Photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Cornbread, like barbeque, can be the subject of great debate among Southerners. Flour or no flour? Sugar or no sugar? Is there an egg involved? All are legitimate questions. Chef Sean Brock answers them right here.

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