Pork Belly

Pork belly may have already passed its peak on restaurant menus, but since when did crispy, juicy, fatty pork ever go out of style? In fact, chef Jose Garces thinks you need to use more of this tender ingredient in your own kitchen: "Americans have this love affair with bacon. Pork belly is where bacon comes from and is more versatile," he says. And we agree. Pork belly is great for adding richness to soups and sandwiches or can stand on its own as a main dish. Food & Wine's guide takes you through all the ways you can cook with pork belly by providing dozens of recipes and tips from chefs.