I know it isn't very Jewish, but I've been making my own bacon lately. Smoked, wine-cured, dry-rubbed, etc. But also been making my own pastrami so it kind of balances out.
I've lived a weird and varied life - taught & researched the Kabbalah, Buddhism, and the history of religion & ideas, have been an IT guy, a French chef, a paralegal, just to name a few. Looking for someone with as wide a range of interests.
Have been back in the DC area for 11 years after 10 years away. Went to high school and undergrad in MD, lived in NY before that. I'm from a big Eastern European & German family, with a bunch of Gypsy & others thrown in. Know a lot about Jewish history and history of my family. I read voraciously. Can't speak anything but english, but can read a variety of languages, including French and Biblical Hebrew. I have numerous tattoos. Contrary to what many of us think, it is NOT against Jewish law. Half my tattoos are Medieval rabbinical tatts, and there is a whole market in kosher and shatnes tattoo ink and supplies.