How to Make Better Bacon (and What to Cook With It)

Last Updated September 26, 2014

Our obsession with bacon dates to almost the dawn of time: Our ancestors ate it as far back as 2,000 years ago. Today, breakfast accounts for 70 percent of all bacon consumption, according to the NPD Group, a market research company, but there’s no reason to stop eating the savory strips after noon: It lends umami to a variety of dishes, including salads, jams, pastas, and even chocolate desserts.

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