Today is my dad’s birthday. He’s 64. Happy birthday Dad! It’s also the 75th birthday of the CBC. Happy birthday to a Canadian institution!
I’m going to finish off our O Canada feature month with a delicacy that was originally introduced to me by my dad, back when we were both quite a bit younger than we are now.
In Canada we call it back bacon, or peameal bacon due to its peameal crust. You might know it as Canadian bacon. And oh is it ever divine.
There is no extra fat, no dripping, spitting, liquid pain when you’re cooking it. Just solid bacony goodness.
You just slice it up thin and heat it in a pan — it’s pre-cooked!
You can also cube it up and put it in soups and stews. Marvellous.