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Question

What do I look for if I want Bacon (ready to cook for Bacon&Egg) in a regular supermarket?

What if I want it from healthy sources ('Pigs eating the right stuff).

I think actually fr 'Lard' is the same as en 'Bacon' .

R.Harris

Lard is French for Bacon, Spek in Dutch. If you see Bacon it's what is called Canadian Bacon in the US (unless it's a fast food ad for a bacon cheeseburger).

May 29, 2016 12:50
CM

Where in Belgium are you? I don't often say this, but if you want bacon for bacon and eggs you're better off going to Marks and Spencers and getting some Wiltshire dry cured bacon there.

May 29, 2016 15:57
R.Harris

CM, there is plenty of excellent bacon (for bacon & eggs) all over the place, regular stuff in the supermarkets and high-end stuff in any number of traiteurs shops which are legion: in downtown for starters you can go to Catherine on the rue du Midi, Le Comptoir de Tom on the rue Sainte-Catherine, or Le Petit Normand in rue Tabora...

May 29, 2016 17:29
CM

The stuff in the supermarkets is OK for chopping up and incorporating in other things, but it doesn't cut the mustard for breakfast - it's full of water and over-salted. For once, the Marks one is a mile better, and it's pretty reasonably priced unlike some of the markets.

May 29, 2016 18:47
R.Harris

CM: There is a wide choice of bacon qualities in the supermarkets, certainly equivalent or better than M&S. You have smoked, unsmoked, cured, uncured and slab in different types, from different regions etc.

May 29, 2016 19:55
CM

Dream on!

May 29, 2016 21:35
Mark L-W

I still think one can find decent bacon in the Supermarkets.
However, if you are very particular try Rob (http://www.rob-brussels.be/magasin-epicerie-gastronomie-bruxelles-rob-ac...) or Jack O"Shea (http://www.jackoshea.com/?sl=en)

May 30, 2016 00:05
Kavaju

I honestly think Belgian bacon is miles above anything i've had in Britain or the States. Give the thick cut kind a try, rather than just the cubes.

May 30, 2016 06:39
MeHa May 30, 2016 10:01