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We hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July weekend and is excited for more warm weather grilling! This week, we’ll be making these two burgers: Stuffed Portobello Mushroom and Caribbean Chicken, and also eating lots of these Ice Cream Sandwiches in honor of National Ice Cream Month! It's time to think about getting out to one of the many #EGGfests around the country - see a list here

Finally....Some Cold Smoked Bacon

Thanks a bunch to Focker and CT for advice the other day when it was frigid here and I was wondering how cold ambient temperature was too cold for cold smoking. I had two 5lb sections of cured (savory) belly waiting to smoke...I ended up holding off for a day and decided to roll one to hang to dry for pancetta. image The other got a 12 hour cold smoke using apple chunks for smoke. Sorry no before pics, but it looked pretty much the same..the cold smoking added maybe just a hint of color. image image Cold smoking is definitely the way to go. we fried some up last night for bacon cheeseburgers...much better texture (I think hot smoked bacon has a ham-like texture, especially the ends...but I think the hot smoked end pieces are better for beans, greens, and whatever other dishes than the cold smoked ends will be). thanks again guys!
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