Curvy Bacon

Three Takes on Making Bacon

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By Mike Stines, Ph.B. Photo Above: Curvy Bacon Over the years I’ve done a lot of barbecue… briskets, pork butts, poultry, corned beef, sausages and pastrami among others but I had never done bacon… that is until a short time ago. Making home-made bacon is not difficult but it does take some time to cure the pork before smoking. Once …

Virginia Indians Smoking Fish on a Boucan, Theodor DeBry, 1590

How the World Cooked ‘Cue in 1878

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By Sir Edward Tylor Editor’s Note: Here is a solid—if short—attempt to summarize what was known about outdoor cooking around the world in 1878. This is an early example of food history writing that resonates with me because the author is comparing and contrasting cooking styles from around the world. Tylor is actually debunking claims that Americans invented barbecue. Roasting …