It’s called “salo.” Essentially, it’s salted pork lard, only it’s not rendered, so it’s thick, pure, cured slab of swine fatback that Southern Ruskies, Belorussians and Ukrainians slice on bread and fry potato pancakes on. The Ukrainians love it so much, they opened up a Museum of Salo. Yup, those are refrigerated breasts of pork fat you’re looking at.

Oh, don’t even cringe. Yanks have a well documented obsession with bacon to the point of fetishism. So, this is like bacon. Minus meat. Plus the fatal risk of salo overdose, as it can curdle in your stomach when combined with too much cold beverage.

Take the tour: