Photo Credit: One Hungry Chef
Michael Ruhlman (@ruhlman) ran a BLT From Scratch Challenge on his blog all summer long. All ingredients in the sandwich had to be homemade and/or grown. The winners were annouced today. The wonderful stories and pictures produced bring a tear to this bacon lover's eye. (His right eye, not his left eye. His left eye don't cry)
On a side note, this BLT flow chart provided by one of the winners is wonderful in its own right.
On another side note, my first shot a home cured and smoked bacon was completed this weekend (with help from Ruhlman's book Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing) and I think I'm love. There are parts of the process I could improve upon and I'll have many chances as I think I might be making bacon monthly.