There is hardly anything better to wake up to than the intoxicating aroma of baking cooking in the morning, especially if you had a little too many alcoholic beverages the night before. While any old slice of pork will do the job, there is bacon beyond the supermarket, bacon that will give your taste buds such a ride that they will never go back to that other stuff.
Bacons of the World ($300) delivers a world tour of bacon tasting in one handy collection that offers some of the best cuts available around the globe. The program comes in five quarterly shipments of 5lbs; each box is made of half American Bacon and half another variety. Throughout the Bacons of the World tour you will get Guanciale, smoked Italian pig cheek; English Bacon, smoked loin with belly attached; Pancetta, the Italian cousin of American Bacon; and Holiday Bacon.