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April 2021 / Food & Drink / by Liz Skone James

On Trial: Bring Home the Bacon

Though I’m longing to get back to the office for many reasons, one thing I am going to miss about homeworking life is the time it’s given me to indulge in a leisurely weekday breakfast. Gone are the days of a hastily inhaled croissant on the 07.26, now you’ll find me starting the day over a civilised spread, with plenty of time to linger over a coffee and the morning headlines. And I’m taking every opportunity to enjoy this new luxury before it gets rudely usurped by the return of the morning commute.

In search of the ultimate breakfast, I’ve recently discovered Le Swine’s DIY bacon butty boxes – and they’re so good that thank goodness I didn’t find them any earlier in the pandemic (there’s a danger I would’ve needed a whole new work wardrobe if I had). The Butty Box is a one-of-a-kind make-it-at-home kit contain everything you need to rustle up a killer sarnie: bacon sourced from a small, passionate, family-run butcher (100 per cent British and outdoor reared, each pig is hand-selected for its middle bacon, combining the streaky and back sections for ultimate bacon goodness); lightly toasted milk and caramelised onion buns; bacon butter and Le Swine’s insanely good homemade chipotle and mushroom ketchups. For the ultimate weekend upgrade, the brunch boxes contain Le Swine’s signature recipe Virgin Mary mix, simply add a splash of vodka for even more punch. Guaranteed to get the day off to a great start.

From £14 for The Butty Box for 2. To order, see leswine.co.uk

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