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Meet the creators of Toronto's world-famous peameal bacon sandwich

Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as learns the legacy behind back bacon and bites into one of Toronto's most appetizing treasures.

"The salt, the bread... it's perfection."

Meet the creators of the world-famous peameal bacon sandwich. 3:05

How do you make the most of a cured cut of peameal bacon? You slice it and fry it. That's the kind of thinking that brought the world famous peameal bacon sandwich into existence.

For 40 years, Carousel Bakery, birthplace of the peameal sandwich, has been serving the crowds at Toronto's St. Lawrence Market. Owners Robert and Maurice Biancolin say it was a bit of resourcefulness that brought the delicacy into being. 

"Essentially, the center cuts were always the most popular. The end cuts would be the ones that were always kind of lingering and left over, so the idea was to slice it and fry it.... And 40 years later, people are still passionate about it."

Now, tourists from all around the world stop by their booth to taste the salty delight. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as learns the legacy behind the back bacon and bites into one of Toronto's most appetizing treasures. 

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