The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • How to Prep Pork Bellies for Bacon

    Bacon is one of the most popular food items out there. It's salty, crunchy, and savory. When you buy bacon at the grocery store, you never really know what is in it or how it was handled. Making bacon at home is simpler than you may think. We'll walk through the process to show you two popular ways to make bacon from pork belly slabs and give you some ideas for ways to make incredible bacon with flavors your friends and family have never tried.
  • Pork Belly vs Bacon: What's the Difference?

    All pork belly is bacon, but not all bacon is pork belly. So, exactly what is the difference between pork belly and bacon? Can they be used interchangeably? What exactly is bacon? We'll let you know everything you need to know about bacon, pork belly, when and how to use them, and why they are not the same product. Let's get into it!