Making bacon is pretty easy, actually. It just takes time, one special ingredient, and one special piece of equipment. But if you have a week, pink salt (sodium nitrite), and a smoker—then BACON. BACON ALL DAY AND NIGHT!
Home-cured maple bacon
Pistachio, white chocolate, and ginger cookies
This recipe for pistachio, white chocolate, and ginger cookies came about when my friend Julie came over and cooked dinner with me. I was sort of lost with dessert, but did have a bag of white chocolate, extra ginger and extra roasted pistachios that I had been eating as a snack.
Vietnamese pork belly and pickled mustard greens canh/soup
This soup is meant to be spooned over warm-not-hot white rice and belongs to a class of Vietnamese soups called “canh.” Canh tend to be clear broths flavored with veggies and/or greens and a little bit of meat — or sometimes no meat at all …