I keep looking for that place that would have the leg for proscuitto. Love to try that some time. Homme - Bacon is really easy to make. Its 2 part process. You start with the belly, let that soak in a brine for about 3 days to a week, then you smoke for 4-6 hours. Basic brine that I like: 1 c salt 1 c sugar 2 c apple juice .5 c molasses black pepper. Had some of the latest batch of panchetta this morning - just about the best food I could imagine. If you havent had it panchetta is like bacon but much more complex garlic and herbs and lots of pepper and its not smoked. Chuck that sounds like some good eats!