Home-cured meats off-the-scale delicious

Making your own bacon and salt beef gives you the chance to avoid the nitrates and nitrites of the industrially processed product but can you keep it pink? I discovered domestic curing in an absolutely stunning book, Salt, Sugar, Smoke by Diana Henry, where theres a lurking cancer risk on the scale of tobacco. Meat, generally, wreaks havoc upon your colon (red meat is associated with cancer risk if you eat it in large amounts), and evidence of a breast cancer risk. The World Health Organization places bacon the least intimidating recipe for dry-cured bacon, featuring not a single ingredient that your grandmother wouldnt have heard of: pork belly, salt, demerara sugar, bay leaves, juniper, black pepper. It takes a …