Is it even possible to improve bacon? That may sound like a silly question, but homemade bacon is far superior to store-bought bacon, which is already fabulous! While waiting for the drying to finish takes some patience, I believe the process is relatively straightforward. Getting your hands on some pork belly is the first stage in your bacon quest. It’s not a common ingredient, but it shouldn’t be too difficult to come by. If your grocery shop does not stock it, your butcher should.