If you don’t have the time or inclination to drive to Madisonville, Tennessee to buy the best commercial bacon in the USA (Benton’s) then you may as well hit the kitchen and rig up a de facto curing shed in your fridge and make your own.

Homemade, Mexican-style bacon http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2011/12/19/How-To-Make-Your-Own-Bacon-Our-Mexican-Pork-Belly-Project

Homemade Turkish-style bacon http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2011/11/3/Show-And-Prove-RL-Reeves-Jr-Tackles-Pork-Belly-2-In-Home-Curing-Turkish-Bacon-Project and yes there are plenty Turkish Muslims who eat pork.

Homemade New Mexico-chile style bacon http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2011/10/9/Hatch-Chile-Hickory-Smoked-Bacon-Project-Part-Three-Recipe-Technique-Smoking-Slicing-And-Eating

Please report back. You will never eat the washed-out, grocery store bacon that’s fueled you thusly, again.

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