Vande Rose Farms Bacon
Credit: Photograph by Dan Saelinger

Meat: Vegetarian-fed hogs raised on independent Iowa farms, with no added growth promotants
Style: Applewood smoked
Cure: Dry
Taste: Textbook application of applewood smoke's understated richness
Use: The rich, neutral taste of scrambled eggs gives this sensational bacon the starring role.

[$13 for a 12 oz package; vanderosefarms.com]