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Old Apr 8, 20, 4:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1 View Post
You really need to brush up on your butchery skills if you think bacon comes from cows.

Or that hamburgers come from pigs.

Or that Chicken Nuggets come from chickens.

City folks ....
He didn't mention flying to DHA did he? I've had beef "bacon" there. Can't say I particularly recommend it though.
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Old Apr 8, 20, 9:12 pm
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Very cool. I especially like the parts over YYZ and then coming into downtown along the lake.

I’m not sure which was more shocking - to see such emptiness at YYZ or nothing on the 401 next to it. LOL

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Old Apr 9, 20, 9:37 am
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Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope View Post
No, really. Where the bleep is Cow?
Check his status from a previous post.....
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Old Apr 9, 20, 9:41 am
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Originally Posted by meltedmarshmellow View Post
Isn't it obvious? He's been turned into bacon. He's no more.
Now, that makes bacon less appetizing.....

But with all this time on my hands I am looking for things I can make on my makeshift smoker (BBQ with a smoke box).

Does anybody have a good recipe/directions for turning pork belly into bacon??
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Old Apr 9, 20, 9:55 am
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Originally Posted by Yhztraveller View Post
Now, that makes bacon less appetizing.....

Does anybody have a good recipe/directions for turning pork belly into bacon??
Sure thing.

I will talk to Chef (Ms. Boh) and send something to you on PM in the next day or two.
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Old Apr 9, 20, 10:20 am
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1 View Post
Sure thing.

I will talk to Chef (Ms. Boh) and send something to you on PM in the next day or two.
Perfect, thank you! Oh, and maybe suggestions on pairing it with wine (or whiskey)!
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Old Apr 9, 20, 10:45 am
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Originally Posted by Yhztraveller View Post
Perfect, thank you! Oh, and maybe suggestions on pairing it with wine (or whiskey)!
Bourbon is the easy one. Either neat or in an Old Fashioned.

Whisky / whiskey is a little trickier as it depends upon how smoky your bacon turns out. And Champagne and Chenin Blanc can work as well.
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Old Apr 9, 20, 4:35 pm
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Daughter's birthday. Had to break it to her that with her fave clothing stores and Sephora shut that it would be a little different this year.
Got her a gross of toilet paper, jar of yeast, 2 cans of beans, tub of Lysol wipes and half a dozen N95 masks.
By her reaction, she has no idea how rare and valuable that gift is.

As to the pic, look closely - second box on the right. Methinks the crew have been dipping into the cargo !
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Old Apr 9, 20, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope View Post
No, really. Where the bleep is Cow?
Originally Posted by meltedmarshmellow View Post
Isn't it obvious? He's been turned into bacon. He's no more.
You guys got it all wrong. He is probably somewhere on a desert island with yyznomad, sipping rum & Coke Zero.
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Old Apr 10, 20, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1 View Post
Bourbon is the easy one. Either neat or in an Old Fashioned.

Whisky / whiskey is a little trickier as it depends upon how smoky your bacon turns out. And Champagne and Chenin Blanc can work as well.
Would you be pairing a smoky whisky with smoky bacon?
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Old Apr 10, 20, 3:51 pm
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Would you be pairing a smoky whisky with smoky bacon?
A little to much smokey maybe, but I would suggest that bacon pairs well with anything!!
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Old Apr 10, 20, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
Would you be pairing a smoky whisky with smoky bacon?
Actually, I would not. I'd like the overall smoke to be balanced at a nice level, so would likely pair smoky bacon with a less smoky whisky.

There's also the degree of cure (salt) to consider, especially in the context of some of the Island or Islay Scotchs, which have their own briny notes.

My advice is to experiment with as much bacon and Scotch as possible. Every day. Especially with close friends. Or worthy FTers at Dos.
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Old Apr 10, 20, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Yhztraveller View Post
A little to much smokey maybe, but I would suggest that bacon pairs well with anything!!
Originally Posted by Bohemian1 View Post
Actually, I would not. I'd like the overall smoke to be balanced at a nice level, so would likely pair smoky bacon with a less smoky whisky.

There's also the degree of cure (salt) to consider, especially in the context of some of the Island or Islay Scotchs, which have their own briny notes.

My advice is to experiment with as much bacon and Scotch as possible. Every day. Especially with close friends. Or worthy FTers at Dos.
I like the way you guys think. I've been to a couple of BBQ places where they try to pair smoky things (whether bacon, brisket, whatever) with smoky whiskies and I've found it not to work. Even trying to set aside my general dislike for smoky whiskies.

Speaking of whisky, I was just at the liquor store and picked up a bottle of a Berry Bros & Rudd bottling of Glenrothes 1995 American Oak (bottled 2016, so that's aged 21 years). I don't usually buy those limited bottlings without having tried them first, but I've had a few good ones from those guys (Berry Bros bottling Glenrothes), and at just over $100, figured it was worth taking a flyer.
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Old Apr 10, 20, 7:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith;32283006
Speaking of whisky, I was just at the liquor store and picked up a bottle of [url=https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/glenrothes/the-glenrothes-1995-bottled-2016-american-oak-whisky/
a Berry Bros & Rudd bottling of Glenrothes 1995 American Oak[/url] (bottled 2016, so that's aged 21 years). I don't usually buy those limited bottlings without having tried them first, but I've had a few good ones from those guys (Berry Bros bottling Glenrothes), and at just over $100, figured it was worth taking a flyer.
Let us know how it tastes. But I'm with you on special bottlings normally. Especially at ariport duty frees.

The only bacon I'm having tonight is on my wagyu beef burger. But given the richness of the meat, it's champagne tonight, not Scotch.
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Old Apr 10, 20, 7:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1 View Post
Let us know how it tastes. But I'm with you on special bottlings normally. Especially at ariport duty frees.

The only bacon I'm having tonight is on my wagyu beef burger. But given the richness of the meat, it's champagne tonight, not Scotch.
Bacon doesn't sound that appetizing in Scotch, but it could be worse! Up in the Yukon, they have some drink with a sour toe in it! Called the sour toe cocktail.
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