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Harry E., 20th-century U.S. proctologist. See: Bacon anoscope.
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A cured meat from pigs and hogs, which usually has veins of white fat running through it.

Health effects
• Every 2 rashers/slices of bacon per day increases the risk of pancreatic cancer by 19% (based on a meta-analysis which pooled 11 studies involving 6000 patients).
• Increased risk of COPD, likely due to the sodium nitrite which is used as a preservative in pork products.
• Heart disease and diabetes—here linked to chemical preservatives
• Trichinosis—caused by Trichinella spiralis, a roundworm, the larvae of which encyst in muscle.

The first step involves soaking in brine or dry packing, followed by boiling or smoking.


A chemotherapy regimen for patients with inoperable non-small cell carcinoma of the lung, consisting of:
• Bleomycin;
• Adriamycin-doxorubicin;
• Oncovin (vincristine); and
• Nitrogen mustard.
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Comprising roe-off queen scallops and lightly smoked streaky bacon with sunflower and extra virgin olive oil and parsley, they are a highly convenient presentation of a complex yet simple combination of flavours.
The 35g Sausage Slice features quality pork, seasoning and herbs and has a high meat content, says the company, while the Streaky Bacon Rounds (also 35g) features trimmed bacon which is cured, smoked and pasteurised and formed into a uniform shape.
Serves 4 Ingredients 500g large courgettes, cut into strips 30g butter 250g streaky bacon, cut into cubes 250ml double cream 2 eggs 60g grated Parmesan cheese Salt and freshly ground black pepper A handful of chopped parsley, to serve
Top burgers with guacamole and finish off with two slices of crispy smoked streaky bacon. 6 Complete by placing top half on each bun, and serve with a gherkin spear on the side.
INGREDIENTS 12 rashers of British smoked dry-cured streaky bacon 2tbsp Seville orange marmalade A dash or two of Worcestershire sauce Soft butter 4-6 large slices of medium-sliced white bloomer bread METHOD PREHEAT the grill on a high setting.
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Top Tip: if you want to add meat to this dish, cubes of pancetta (or streaky bacon) are ideal.