Nodine's Smokehouse Garlic Bacon
Credit: Photograph by Dan Saelinger

Meat: Another commodity pork from large-scale producers
Style: Garlic flavored
Cure: Wet
Taste: Strong garlic, but in a good way – not too sharp
Use: Garlic notes make this the perfect bridge for sophisticated brunch fare like poached farm eggs on toast.

[$9 per pound; nodinessmokehouse.com]