Bacon is enjoying the limelight these days, showing up in everything from chocolate to donuts! If you really want to hop on this fat fad, brine your own. It takes a week, but is incredibly simple and delicious. This kit’s recipe book covers bacon, Canadian bacon, and pancetta. Note to the truly dedicated: invest in a smoker. My oven-roasted bacon was tasty, but I gave half of my pork belly to a neighbor, and his hickory-smoked slices really sizzled.