Month: October 2010

Not Bacon, but Totally Related

So I know this here blog is supposed to be all about bacon, but let’s be honest. There’s a whole lot more to the proud pig than his delicious belly. One of the most versatile cuts (and my second favorite) is the Boston butt which, oddly, is not from the posterior at all, but is actually a shoulder cut. Butchers! Bunch a jokers, those guys. The butt roast is my first choice for posole and chile verde, and my second choice for carnitas. Recently my friend Sarah sent me a link to a great gluten-free food blog, Wasabimon! Within a day or two of bookmarking the site, the amazing Stephanie posted a recipe for Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder, and I knew I was hooked. I’m an omnivore, but I definitely have a passion for beautifully cooked meats, and this recipe just screamed my name. Cut to last Friday evening. I came home from work and began the process of grinding and mixing spices for my 7-pound roast. I didn’t have absolutely every spice in my cupboard (never a star anise on hand when I want one), but I made substitutions as needed and still ended up with a wildly aromatic concoction. I followed the slathering, high-heat roasting, rotating and re-slathering instructions, then turned the temperature to 225 and walked away. It didn’t take long for the savory-sweet smell of roasting pork and asian spices...

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Bacon for the Cure!

Just a quick note to tell you that TEAM BACON (aka Naseem and I) are running a 5K for the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara this weekend. It’s our first “race” but certainly won’t be our last. We’ll be out there flying the RBS flag…eh, well, wearing our RBS t-shirts. We also recently received a Flip Ultra Video Camera from our friends over at Foodbuzz, so look for some fun if not entirely educational bacon videos in the coming months. If any of our Santa Barbara readers is interested in joining Team Bacon for upcoming runs, send us an...

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