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' .
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).
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.
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...
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.
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.
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)
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.
available nearly everywhere and is very good.
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