DIY meat candy

Stocked with all the fixins (minus pork belly) needed for any novice to make 5lbs of mouth-watering meat candy, the Baconkit from Seattle's 7th West Charcuterie includes a special curing bag, cure, maple sugar, thermometer and instructions for achieving "protein nirvana" in your own home.The easy-to-follow, eight-step process involves refrigerating the bagged hunk of spiced pork for a full week, giving it a couple hours in the oven (or smoker if you're totally fancy and have one), slicing to desired thickness, and, of course, frying to a crisp.