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  • Published: 29 November 2018
  • In this episode of 'Price Points', Epicurious challenges bacon expert Eli Cairo of Olympia Provisions to guess which one of two bacons is more expensive. Eli breaks down streaky, turkey, Canadian and Euro before making his guesses!
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  • 150 Dream Team
    150 Dream Team  53 minutes back

    Can I PLEASEEEEE be a bacon expert

    • Jerome Johesan
      Jerome Johesan  10 hours back

      Is nobody going to mention this guy just ate raw bacon

      • Shannon Gibson
        Shannon Gibson  2 days back

        So you would rather have bad tasting bacon because its not a season???? Okk

        • Shannon Gibson
          Shannon Gibson  2 days back

          Dies from eating raw pork.

          • Shannon Gibson
            Shannon Gibson  2 days back

            Bro. Please tell me where you go to be a professional meat taster. I need a job😫🤣🤣

            • Cristine Joy Balanquit

              Perfect Job Doesn't Exi .......

              • Nolly Polly
                Nolly Polly  4 days back

                "this is the Canadian bacon you'd want to serve to the Canadian in your family"
                And we would call it back bacon and think you're weird for saying it's Canadian.

                • BadUploadScheduleツ
                  BadUploadScheduleツ  17 hours back

                  Nolly Polly

                  Never heard someone refer to our bacon as peameal :/

                • Nolly Polly
                  Nolly Polly  4 days back

                  Also, what you call English bacon is what most people here call 'peameal' or 'back' bacon.

              • W. Patterson
                W. Patterson  4 days back

                Would the pork loin slices work okay in a dry cure? Cure and slice? Or slice and cure? Gonna have to ask Google.

                Next loin we get I think I'll give it a try.

                • ItsAlex hi
                  ItsAlex hi  5 days back

                  In Canada, we call it "back bacon" Americans call it "Canadian bacon" we call normal, traditional bacon (the first kind he reviewed) "bacon"

                  • Malosi Napoleon
                    Malosi Napoleon  5 days back

                    You should do price point steaks with this guy.

                    • pink. AR
                      pink. AR  5 days back

                      This man in love with his job 🤣

                      • Joesepticeye
                        Joesepticeye  6 days back

                        He ate raw bacon 🥓🤢🤮🤢🤮

                        • Jeremy Ed
                          Jeremy Ed  7 days back

                          Applies for life insurance: "Occupation?"

                          Eli: "Bacon expert"
                          DENIED

                          • Faded
                            Faded  1 weeks back

                            Death Note: Eli Cairo-Heart Attack


                            *Oh wait he's already dead...*

                            • Zoe
                              Zoe  1 weeks back

                              UK bacon ftw

                              • Tormund Giantsbane
                                Tormund Giantsbane  1 weeks back

                                So basically, everything American is wrong and sucks. Noted.

                                • Lily Stewart
                                  Lily Stewart  1 weeks back

                                  "Canadian Bacon' is not bloody Canadian. It is garbage. Peameal or Back Bacon on the other hand is divine.

                                  • Nicholas Osczypko
                                    Nicholas Osczypko  1 weeks back

                                    Canadian bacon vs Taylor ham...??? Anyone....???

                                    • ProperlyGood
                                      ProperlyGood  2 weeks back

                                      Last time i saw this guy he was beating my meat.

                                    • Sarah Kay
                                      Sarah Kay  2 weeks back

                                      I too get this excited around bacon

                                      • Justin Van Volkenburg
                                        Justin Van Volkenburg  2 weeks back

                                        I heard from Food Busker that properly cured bacon doesn't have to be cooked.

                                        • Alicia Westfall
                                          Alicia Westfall  2 weeks back

                                          Dude looks like Sean Evans Doppelganger.

                                          • Nospam Spamisham
                                            Nospam Spamisham  2 weeks back

                                            This is not a valid comparison.


                                            Bacon is an incredibly over priced item. And the quality just sucks.


                                            People in the US really should consider boycotting bacon. Commercial bacon I mean. Instead, buy pork bellies and make your own bacon.


                                            Or if you are lucky, have a GOOD butcher nearby. My butcher makes this double smoked bacon, often I do not bother to have him even cut it, that is uncured (since curing is largely a conceit and unhealthy). It is far superior to any brand name bacon and actually good for you. It is cheaper than store bought bacon.


                                            The point is that price is a poor measure of quality. Expensive bacon is often of low quality while the best bacon, made yourself is cheap as hell.


                                            Bacon used to be a way of preserving meat. Today, it's not a stretch to say that function of it is obsolete. Instead, what you really want out of "bacon" is a marinated pork belly that is smoked. Such a thing is cheap to make, should be easily available commercially but is not.


                                            If said bacon expert wants to impress me then make exquisite smoke pork belly products available via shipping at a high but not insane price point. $10 to $15 a pound. More than that you are either ripping people off or spending money on stuff that does not matter.


                                            Bottom line, more than that and I tend to make my own bacon 30 pounds at a time.

                                            • Jian Yi Lim
                                              Jian Yi Lim  2 weeks back

                                              When I saw the title and the duration of the video I was just like ‘is there really that many types of bacon(s)(?) to choose from???’

                                              • Haruyuki Miyoshi
                                                Haruyuki Miyoshi  2 weeks back

                                                7:26 You just can’t not love the perfectly synced jingle.

                                                • Mr Bobby Mr Bobby
                                                  Mr Bobby Mr Bobby  2 weeks back

                                                  Am Canadian and have never used Canadian bacon like why would you use a or b

                                                  • Mr Bobby Mr Bobby
                                                    Mr Bobby Mr Bobby  2 weeks back

                                                    I knew that b was more expensive because it looked like actual Turkey unlike a

                                                    • Elijah Jourolmon
                                                      Elijah Jourolmon  3 weeks back

                                                      Canadian bacon is way better than ham

                                                      • goodolarchie
                                                        goodolarchie  3 weeks back

                                                        Great hat. Capital

                                                        • Carlijn Vink
                                                          Carlijn Vink  3 weeks back

                                                          Where can I apply?

                                                          • PrisonCipher
                                                            PrisonCipher  3 weeks back

                                                            Turkeys have two stomachs.....

                                                            • Xfact0r123
                                                              Xfact0r123  3 weeks back

                                                              Canadian bacon? I am Canadian and I’ve never seen that.

                                                              • Steve Savard
                                                                Steve Savard  2 weeks back

                                                                @Xfact0r123 on en a pas vraiment mais on appelle ca du jambon cheap lol

                                                              • Xfact0r123
                                                                Xfact0r123  2 weeks back

                                                                Steve Savard moi aussi et honnêtement j’ai pas vu ça nul part. Connais-tu le nom que nous on donne à cette partie là?

                                                              • Steve Savard
                                                                Steve Savard  2 weeks back

                                                                I'm from Québec and americans are the only one that call it "canadian bacon"... We call it "wtf is that?"

                                                            • Elijah Donaldson
                                                              Elijah Donaldson  3 weeks back

                                                              It's kinda easy to tell tbh, am I the only one who got all of them

                                                              • Mail Robber
                                                                Mail Robber  3 weeks back

                                                                I'm Canadian and bacon B looks nothing like Canadian bacon.

                                                                • Dictionary
                                                                  Dictionary  3 weeks back

                                                                  Holy crap this is the guy Brad Leone went pheasant hunting with on Its Alive 🤯

                                                                  • John Johnson
                                                                    John Johnson  3 weeks back

                                                                    The term bacon actually come from the Latin meaning back you Americans have it wrong your type of so-called bacon is belly not back

                                                                    • Short Funny Vids
                                                                      Short Funny Vids  3 weeks back

                                                                      This dude is an expert about everything wtf lol

                                                                      • Reindeer Cupcake
                                                                        Reindeer Cupcake  3 weeks back

                                                                        It's the "You can't teach that" -guy!? :D

                                                                        • BlindlyZack
                                                                          BlindlyZack  4 weeks back

                                                                          dang uncooked bacon, thats a risky thing to be eating

                                                                          • Danny.R
                                                                            Danny.R  4 weeks back

                                                                            Im just baffed he straight up ate raw bacon

                                                                            • Dramamine
                                                                              Dramamine  4 weeks back

                                                                              Its 3:14 am hbu guys

                                                                              • NAME3508
                                                                                NAME3508  4 weeks back

                                                                                I would watch this man do anything

                                                                                • Amellia Mendel
                                                                                  Amellia Mendel  4 weeks back

                                                                                  If you love good food you're butcher should be your best friend

                                                                                  • Ricardo Valles
                                                                                    Ricardo Valles  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Damn. Just cant teach that.

                                                                                    • Miles L.
                                                                                      Miles L.  4 weeks back

                                                                                      9:24 Couldn't have said it better myself lol.

                                                                                      • Kevin Asir
                                                                                        Kevin Asir  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Bacon expert... you just can't teach that.

                                                                                        • n00b
                                                                                          n00b  4 weeks back

                                                                                          LOVE this host!!!

                                                                                          • Optimistic Nihilist
                                                                                            Optimistic Nihilist  1 months back

                                                                                            Euro bacon is also called back bacon