How do you make the most of a cured cut of peameal bacon? You slice it and fry it. That’s the kind of thinking that brought the world famous peameal bacon sandwich into existence.
For 40 years, Carousel Bakery, birthplace of the peameal sandwich, has been serving the crowds at Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market. Owners Robert and Maurice Biancolin say it was a bit of resourcefulness that brought the delicacy into being.
Now, tourists from all around the world stop by their booth to taste the salty delight. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as learns the legacy behind the back bacon and bites into one of Toronto’s most appetizing treasures.
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Meet the creators of Toronto’s world-famous peameal bacon sandwich