Crock Pot Collard Greens and Ham

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

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.

Spaghetti alla Gricia (Spaghetti with Guanciale and Cheese)

Spaghetti alla Gricia (Spaghetti w/Guanciale & Cheese) Guanciale adds a rich Meatiness to this easy Cheesy Pasta

This post is really about Mac and Cheese but first I have to share a recent discovery about one of the ingredients that I just fell in love .

Guanciale, or Jowl Bacon

Instructions and a recipe for homemade guanciale, an Italian style of cured, dry-aged bacon made from hog jowls.

Bourbon- and Cider-Braised Jowl Bacon Steaks

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.

Peppery Pasta Carbonara with Poached Egg

Pasta and pork—what'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.

Spaghetti with Anchovy Garlic Sauce

Real Roman spaghetti carbonara is pasta, whole eggs, pancetta or guanciale (cured pork jowl), and pecorino romano cheese—never cream.

4 Delicious Recipes to Make with Pork Jowl

Black-Eyed Peas With Ham Hock and Collards

For the New Year’s good fortune, according to southern traditions, black-eyed peas are eaten on the first day of the year. Adding cooked greens (the color of money) might make them even luckier.

These muffins are sweet, savory, smoky, porky…a complete roll through the omnipotent tastes that make life here on earth something special.

Cullen Skink is a traditional Scottish soup, perfect comfort food to cope with the end of Downton Abbey Season

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