The best saffron comes from Spain. Though expensive, it's what gives paella its distinctive flavor. This recipe can easily be halved for a family meal or smaller party, but don't change the cooking times.
Martha's favorite kielbasa is "chunky, meaty, slightly garlicky, with natural casing and not too much fat." Her two favorite purveyors are Sikorski Meat Market, in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood, and Chester's Smokehouse, in Albany, New York.
An ode to the BLT, this breakfast-ready version uses canadian bacon for a meatier twist and relies on watercress for the "L" in the sandwich, which adds a fresh, almost citrus-like crunch to each bite.
When assembling this breakfast sandwich, think about putting the fried egg on the top half of the roll, then flipping it over onto the rest of the sandwich. That way, when the yolk breaks, it dresses the brussels sprouts and pancetta, not just the bread.
If you want to get your party off to a good start, better serve a bacon appetizer -- or two! Wrap just about anything in bacon and it tastes better, add bacon to a dip, to a tart, and yes even make jam out of pork.
When you think comfort food, do you think pasta carbonara and other noodle and bacon dishes? There are few pairings that work as harmoniously as bacon and pasta. Not only are the flavors complementary, but cooking bacon results in a gloriously flavorful rendered fat that can -- and should! -- be used to cook additional ingredients. It ties the entire dish together with a smoky richness that’s just irresistible.
In the venerable tradition of kitchen sink and compost cookies aka cookies with lots of (unexpected) add-ins, comes these salty-sweet treats. We use dark chocolate to balance the saltiness of the bacon pieces and potato chips.
Bacon elevates the salad, appealing to devoted carnivores, bistro fans, and lovers of salt and fat. And what salad is not improved by salt and fat? Here is our collection of potato salads, salads pairing blue cheese and bacon with innocent vegetables, salads that use bacon drippings in place of olive oil, and other decadent recipes.