Real Canadian Bacon
“Oh, my God!” a friend gasped when she spotted my package from Real Canadian Bacon Co.—“that is the best stuff.” As one who considers those leathery pink dishes akin to the tire patch of breakfast foods, I wasn’t hopeful. O, my gosh, was she ever right. Gently sautéed until sizzling and golden, this is the plumpest, most succulent back bacon imaginable.
Authentic peameal curing, a Canadian tradition, is the secret to the juicy product – a decided step up from most American versions. Your recipient is sure to make it the centerpiece of a holiday brunch, or, since pork is such a part of the Northeast Ohio New Year’s tradition, consider ordering a gift of a whole peameal roast, a moist alternative to ham that also pairs well with fowl. (Prices range from about $50 for four 1-pound trays of sliced peameal roast to about $89 for two 5-pound whole roasts, plus shipping. Gift packs available. On the Web at www.realcanadianbacon.com.) –Joe Crea