I was tempted to call this article \"The Girl and the Pig,\" because I am hooked on bacon. Prompted by a whole lot of time on my hands thanks to sheltering in place, as well as an affinity for charcuterie, I decided to have a go and cure pork belly, aka bacon. To make this exercise in patience worthwhile, I encourage you to buy a good amount of pork belly. So, in the spirit of simplicity, I’ve included a recipe for caramelized bacon chips, roasted in the oven with sugar and spices. Remove from the oven and transfer the bacon to a plate lined with parchment paper.