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jonquil



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:12 am    Post subject: rashers of bacon Reply with quote

upon reading a british recipe for braised lamb shanks, i came across 'rasher of bacon'. does anyone know the american equivalent? thanks!
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Barbara



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A slice of bacon Smile
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jonquil



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, barbara! another mystery solved Smile
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Griffin



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh the wonders of modern English!!! Smile

Yep a rasher is but a slice. Tho' if you're having lamb and bacon you may want to put tomatoes or vinegar in with it! All that grease is liable to toughen up your arteries something chronic!
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David



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, it's wonderful isn't it. Someone living in the United States asks a question about the use of a work in England and the answer comes from Australia!
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KYHeirloomer



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Astounding, isn't it David. Particularly as neither the Brits nor the Aussies know how to speak English. Confused
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dory



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always think that a rasher of bacon sounds more appetizing than a slice of bacon-- perhaps because it is more exotic to me. Characters in the British children's books I read while growing up always ate rashers of bacon, and I never knew exactly what they were, except that they probably tasted better than the bacon I ate at my house!

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Barbara



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KYHeirloomer wrote:
Astounding, isn't it David. Particularly as neither the Brits nor the Aussies know how to speak English. Confused


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ooooo......... Surprised

i used to work in a facility which had a large staff-percentage of immigrant workers (jamaican & philapino primarily). whenever someone wanted to get snippy regarding accents or speaking in thier first language (during breaks) as opposed to good ol' patriotic english, i enjoyed pointing out they weren't speaking english either--they ,& i, speak american! Razz
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Adnil



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KYHeirloomer wrote:
Astounding, isn't it David. Particularly as neither the Brits nor the Aussies know how to speak English. Confused


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swan



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and since bacon is the subject instead of language...quarrels..?!!?..I would like to know the difference between cured and uncured bacon . I have both here in the supermarkets, all smoked, but what would cured bacon mean? (any answer is appreciated, wether it's in Aussie, Brittish, Canadian, American or any other English !! Smile Razz)
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KYHeirloomer



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swan, cured bacon is a fresh bacon that is treated with an herb/spice/salt mixture, and allowed to dry.

There are several cured but unsmoked bacons from different parts of the world. Pancetta, for instance. But I'm unfamiliar with any uncured bacon that has been smoked.

Bacon is rarely if ever sold in its fresh state (it has to be frozen to keep). When it is, it's labeled "hog belly" or "pork belly."
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Particularly as neither the Brits nor the Aussies know how to speak English. Confused


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will leave alone the offensive comment about Australians and Brits..... a bit uncalled for I think. An apology might like to be made though KYH.



I can buy fresh bacon here in Paris in the supermarket. It is neither frozen, nor labelled hog belly etc.

You can also buy uncured bacon that has been exposed to wood smoke. Also cured bacon that is smoked or unsmoked.
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swan



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same selections as Debbie in the more 'posh' supermarkets here. Cured or uncured, mostly smoked, some unsmoked.

When would one use which type?
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