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Is spek vegan?

Spek is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is spek?

Spek is a traditional Dutch food ingredient that is made from pork belly. This savory meat is often used as a flavor enhancer in dishes such as stews and soups, or sliced thin and served as a snack. The preparation involves curing the meat with salt and spices before smoking it to achieve a rich, smoky flavor. Spek is a versatile ingredient that can add depth and complexity to a wide range of dishes, making it a popular choice among chefs and home cooks alike. Its crispy texture and unique taste make it a must-try for anyone seeking to explore the diverse world of Dutch cuisine.

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