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flesh of hogs—especially from the sides, belly, or back—that has been preserved by being salted or pickled and then dried with or without wood smoke. Traditionally, the process consisted of soaking the pork in brine or rubbing it in a salt mixture by hand, then smoking the sides in smoke from an open chimney. It sometimes took three or four months. Bacon is still home cured in some rural communities, but the bulk of its manufacture is carried on in large industrial meatpacking plants equipped to slaughter, dress, cure, smoke, and sell on a large scale. Bacon refers to different cuts in different countries. In the United States it usually means the side between the fifth rib and the hipbone. In Europe, the word bacon generally refers to one half of a fattened pig. Bacon has one of the highest fat contents of any cut of meat.


1. Francis, Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans. 1561--1626, English philosopher, statesman, and essayist; described the inductive method of reasoning: his works include Essays (1625), The Advancement of Learning (1605), and Novum Organum (1620)
2. Francis. 1909--92, British painter, born in Dublin, noted for his distorted, richly coloured human figures, dogs, and carcasses
3. Roger. ?1214--92, English Franciscan monk, scholar, and scientist: stressed the importance of experiment, demonstrated that air is required for combustion, and first used lenses to correct vision. His Opus Majus (1266) is a compendium of all the sciences of his age
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Grill Quorn Low Fat Sausages, lean bacon rashers (all visible fat removed), sliced mushrooms and halved tomatoes.
Snip the bacon rashers over the tomatoes, then serve, sprinkled with the dressing and a few parsley leaves.
Stack three pancakes per plate, with two pieces of halved rasher between each pancake, and two on top (three whole rashers per three pancakes).
2 Place 7 rashers of bacon vertically, side by side, on a chopping board.
Reserve some of the rashers to cover the top of the terrine, and use the rest to line the inside of the tin, overlapping slightly to fit.
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Meanwhile, season each salmon fillet, wrap in 2 pancetta rashers and brush with the remaining olive oil.
For the scallops: 8-12 king scallops, trimmed 12 rashers American-style streaky bacon 1 x 340g jar good mango chutney 2 x 225g tins water chestnuts A splash of soy sauce For the oriental slaw: 1 small white cabbage 1 red onion 2 red peppers 1 large carrot 1 x 225g tin bamboo shoots 1 red chili 1 green chili The juice of 2 limes A little rice wine (or cider) vinegar A little vegetable oil A little sesame oil 1 small bunch fresh coriander A few fresh mint leaves Method: First, gently heat the mango chutney and pass through a sieve to make a smooth sauce.
I'm considering a Save our Bacon protest, taking to the streets in a Lady Gaga-style meat dress made of rashers.
EGGS BENEDICT (FOR THE HANGOVER) SERVES 2 INGREDIENTS | 2 egg yolks | 2 whole eggs | 100g cold butter, cubed plus extra for spreading | 1tbsp lemon juice | 6 rashers smoked, streaky bacon | 2 slices white farmhouse bread | Salt and black pepper
Look what Bacon & avocado frittata Serves 4 Ingredients 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon 3 tbsp olive oil 6 eggs, beaten 1 large avocado, halved, stoned, peeled and cut into chunky slices 1 small red chilli, finely chopped 1 heaped tsp Dijon mustard 2 tsp red wine vinegar 200g bag mixed salad leaves (we used watercress, rocket and spinach) 12 baby plum tomatoes, halved Method 1 Heat a 24cm non-stick ovenproof pan and fry the bacon rashers in batches on a high heat until cooked through and crisp.