9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

Fiesta Brand Extra Fancy Curing Salt is a wondrous product that we’ve used to good effect for nearly a decade. Tomorrow we’re pulling a pair of hog jowls out of a cure that consists of nothing more than this pink salt and Morton’s old blue boxed kosher.

If those jowls did not have the benefit of pink salt they would’ve spoiled a solid week ago. It’s a remarkable substance and is the backbone of all of our charcuterie work. You can’t make bacon without pink salt. And uncured bacon doesn’t exist. If someone tries to sell you that bill of goods then feel free to drygulch them.

Make your own bacon from scratch and you will never buy supermarket bacon again.

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