Make Your Own Bacon? Do It Yourself: Bacon, Mayonnaise, and More.

by Anne Maxfield on November 1, 2010

Accidental Locavore Bacon and Eggs

DIY bacon? Why not? Before there were supermarkets, and things came in packages, people made them themselves. Most of them weren’t terribly difficult to make, they just took time. Time to cure, pickle, ferment, age, and transform. For the next few months while New York is in the midst of winter, and the farmer’s markets become scarce, the Accidental Locavore is going to explore what I’m calling “Out of the Box”. I’ll show you how to make many things we just assume come in packages. You’ll learn how simple they are to prepare, and how much better they taste. Local products will be used whenever possible, and there will be how-to videos.

Some of the things we’re going to be tackling, in no particular order, are:

If you have experience with any of these, please let me know what worked, what didn’t, and what’s become part of your regular repertoire. What would you like to see out of the box?


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