This Slow Cooker Collard Greens recipe makes for a simple side dish on any night of the week. Bacon and smoked ham give this collard greens recipe a nice, smoky taste. Pair this southern side dish with your favorite meat and a side of potatoes.
Bucatini Carbonara: Italian carbonara is famously rich, combining pancetta or guanciale (cured pork jowl), egg yolks and cheese. At Holeman and Finch, Chef Linton Hopkins adds his own Southern accent to the dish with house-cured pork and local eggs.
Regular bacon and jowl bacon may look very much alike, but there are some significant differences. Regular bacon is made from the belly of the pig; jowl bacon comes from the pork cheek and jaw. Regular bacon has an approximate 1:3 ratio of meat to fat, whereas jowl bacon is meatier, with a ratio of about 1:2 ratio of meat to fat. Jowl bacon is a little bit firmer, giving it more resistance to the tooth and a pleasant, slightly chewy texture.
Pasta and porkwhat's not to love? Spaghetti alla carbonara traditionally calls for guanciale (cured pork jowl), but bacon is weeknight-friendly and every bit as satisfying. Raw egg is typically mixed into the hot pasta, but a poached egg on top feels more substantial while still providing the requisite creaminess.