Month: April 2008

The UN-Royal Bacon Society

Looking to spice up your bacon routine? Craving bacon made of wild game? Search no further, Friend. Savenor’s Market in historic Boston has got you covered. Established in 1939, this upscale market was once frequented by East Coast royalty like the Kennedys and Rockefellers. It became a household name when Julia Childs, a loyal customer, made mention of the shop on her popular PBS program, even inviting her beloved butcher, Jack Savenor, to make several guest appearances. Thanks to the modern marvel that is online shopping, you can now have a taste of this New England legend from the West Coast to the Pacific Rim. For just $180, you can join the 6-month Bacon Society, where you’ll get a different artisanal bacon shipped to your door each month, including varieties made of wild boar and duck! Too rich for your blood? Try the 3-month Bacon Society at half the price. Savenors features a variety of other monthly meat clubs, or you can just do your quality meat marketing with a click of the mouse. Don’t you just love the interweb?! It’s nice to know there are other societies out there devoted to our favorite meat. It makes us feel like we’re part of a larger purpose, maybe even a cause. And while this particular bacon society isn’t royal, we would totally invite them to our...

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Move over Snausages!

Last night the roommates brought home the BEST. TREAT. EVER. They’re called Bakon Stripz, and like the bag says, they do make me go wacko. Stark-raving, foaming at the mouth insane, in fact. They smell exactly like barbecue sauce, which is odd but none the less wonderful. But then the flavor is more or less like maple-sweetened, hickory-smoked bacon. Great texture. Enticing appearance. This treat has definitely won me over. Seriously, I cannot stop thinking about this heavenly creation. I feel completely inspired by this new taste sensation. It makes me want to try new things. Maybe a nice...

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From Belly to Bacon

Ever wonder how your delicious bacon was made? You may be surprised to learn that at some bacon factories, your bacon takes a trip in the microwave! Shoot, maybe ALL bacon factories. I’m no expert, I just eat the stuff. Although this video is not overly graphic, don’t watch it if you’re bothered by raw meat or hilarious shaking bacon...

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History Baconized

Wow. I’m overwhelmed by my love of the website I’m about to share with you. The Bacon page of the Uncyclopedia is far and away the best time suck I’ve experienced this month. Maybe this year. Possibly this century. Beyond the vast mountain of funformation about bacon, there are about a million links to other equally fascinating subjects, like the Kool-Aid Man, sharks and Scientology. Not to mention that they totally corroborate my story about the Earl of Sandwich and the BLT. Why they forgot to include the Earl of Bacon in the article I cannot imagine. Ever wondered...

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Enchantment under the Sizzle

Let’s say you’re a studly high school senior looking to make a splash at the prom. It’s your last year and you want to go out with a bang. But how? Exploding pants? Spiking the punch? Streaking during the coronation of the Prom Queen? Come on, kid. Be original! Be remembered! Be AROMATIC! Yes, the fine folks at Archie McPhee bring you the Bacon Print Tuxedo. What an amazing prom photo it makes! And just to take the experience one step farther, it even smells like bacon! This product just screams for exclamation points! And at just a hundred...

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The Scientific Pursuit of Bacon

In case you haven’t already met, I just have to introduce you to the Annals of Bacon Research. I’m super impressed with this team, first because they paired the word annals, which my husband cannot say or look at without laughing, with bacon, which makes my husband say repeatedly, “bacon annals. bacon annals.” Second, because they have taken it upon themselves to find new and improved ways to incorporate bacon into everyone’s daily life. This first thing I’m going to try from this site is the bacondaise – hollandaise made with bacon grease. Genius. And I’m totally going to pour it over bacon cheese grits with a poached egg on top. Like a southern-style benedict. The next thing I’m going to try is actually saving my bacon grease. It may surprise you to learn that a bacon-lover like myself doesn’t already do so, but having grown up with a can of bacon grease on the stove, there’s always been a strange stigma surrounding this concept, like it was unique to old motherly types. After much talk therapy, I’m finally coming to believe that many fine gourmands treasure bacon grease like French truffles. (I’m going to forego the can for a cute jar with an air-seal snap top in order to justify it to my husband.) I love recipe sites and trying new things. The fact that the Bacon Research...

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Bacon Groovy Sticks

I must admit this product has done nothing but confuse me. It smells like bacon. It tastes baconesque. My roommates stuffed brownie treats inside it (really people? bacon and brownies?) but seemed rather aggravated when I tried to eat. Is it a treat? Why does it taste like food if you don’t want me to eat it? Is it some sort of punishment? I’m constantly befuddled by what I am and am not allowed to do. After lots of sour spray and cayenne pepper, I now take it that chewing on the deck in the backyard is a no-no....

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Bacon Bling

Ready to proclaim your commitment? Not QUITE ready to wear it on a t-shirt like a billboard? Well here’s the perfect compromise. The I Love Bacon Necklace. Simultaneously bold yet understated, casual observers may even mistake it for the infamous “Mother” banner of sailor tattoo lore. Each necklace is individually hand-sculpted, so for just $20 you can have your own one-of-a-kind. If you’re not yet familiar with Etsy, I cannot recommend it highly enough. It’s an online community for artists, crafters, designers…anyone who makes anything. This site allows you to buy directly from the starving artists themselves, which makes everyone feel good. So spread the love. Feel the noize. Tell the world how you really...

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Say it out loud: I love this sandwich!

There are a wide variety of ways to express your love of bacon. In coming posts I’ll show you some wearable trinkets designed by the truly devout. I begin today with the BLT Ring, with big thanks to Cool Hunting and (who else?) The Grateful Palate. It goes without saying that I adore the BLT, the only sandwich that makes bacon the star instead of just an extra indulgence. If you haven’t seen the bacon mat and its many useful application (i.e. making the perfect BLT), visit Lloyd and Lauren for a few ideas. If this ring is too...

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