Insider: If bacon is your jam, try this
If bacon is your comfort food, then Bacon Jam from TBJ Gourmet will warm your heart. Thick, smoky, sweet, and salty, the spreadable condiment can be slathered or stirred into anything you want to taste like bacon. Made by slowly cooking bacon, brown sugar, onions, and spices, the company offers three choices: Original, Black Pepper, and Red Chili & Garlic ($11 to $15 for 9 ounces). Top your morning toast with the bacon jam. Smear it on a flatbread, a BBQ sandwich, or swirl it into a sauce or chowder to add the punch of umami. Available at DeLuca’s Market, 239 Newbury St., Boston, 617-262-5990; Pemberton Farms Marketplace, 2225 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, 617-491-2244: Wayside Gourmet, 80 Andrew Ave., Wayland, 508-358-2123; High Street Market, 687 High St., Westwood, 781-326-2715, or go to www.tbjgourmet.com.
ANN TRIEGER KURLAND