Month: January 2009

Behold, Bacon Man!

You thought Burning Man was impressive? Forget about it, Bacon Man probably took just as long to build and is significantly more delicious. Via FoodProof and NetDiva’s Flickr...

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Bacon Explosion – No Joke!

I love when one idea snowballs into several others, and the bacon mat has been a major springboard for lots of bacon creations over the past few months. Of course there was the bacon cheese roll, followed by the bacon, chicken, cheese roll. And now this: the Bacon Explosion. Kaboom! It was covered by the New York Times here, as a great idea for this weekend’s big game. But for the original step-by-step recipe, you can go to BBQ Addicts and see the carnage for yourself. This is more than just sausage wrapped in a bacon mat. This is...

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Swine & Wine

Great news from Rocco at Bacon Freak! There’s been a lot of talk lately about whether you can pair bacon with wine, and if so, how? RBS did just such a thing at our Bacon Day party, and it was a fun experiment to share with friends. I know Alexa over at International Bacon Day has been pondering the subject, too. So BaconFreak and CVWines put their heads together and came up with a great solution: they’ll pair the wine and bacon for us! It’s the Swine & Wine Club, and it’s a brilliant idea come to life. Garnering...

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Bacon Wrapped Elvish Cookies

I’m loving bloggers this week. Yesterday, of course, was a heart-attack recipe from SOT, and today I have to draw your attention once again to the Ridiculous Food Society of Upstate New York. Mr. Dave constantly cracks me up, and last weekend he did it again. He wrapped bacon around an E.L.Fudge cookie. He ate it, he liked it, he stands by his recipe. That man is an innovator. I love those Keebler elves as much as anybody, but it never occurred to me to attempt an improvement on their cookie perfection. What’s next, prosciutto-wrapped Sandies? Chips Deluxe pizza?...

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Bacon Chicken Cheese Roll

By now you’ve all seen Foodproof’s Bacon and Cheese Roll. This thing is a modern marvel and fully deserves the wild acclaim it has received. I mean, seriously, that was brilliant. But, as with all great ideas, this one has already been one-upped. I give you the Bacon, Cheese and Chicken Roll from SOT. And I dare you not to drool. Now don’t get me wrong. I appreciate the elemental impulse behind eating just bacon and cheese. It’s like those Ultimate Cheeseburger commercials by Jack-in-the-Box. Cheese, meat, cheese, meat, cheese and that’s it. No bun required. Sometimes you have...

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Bacon Watch

I thought that headline sounded more dramatic and exciting with the year thrown on the end, like a breaking news story. Which I suppose this is, because hey! It’s an actual bacon watch! As in, a watch made of bacon! Well, sort of. Yes, Archie McPhee has done it again. I love the old-timey look of the character on the watch face. It reminds me of the concession foods on the “Let’s all go to the lobby” cartoon they used to show before movies. Like he should be marching along behind the frankfurter and soda pop, just before the...

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Review: Cheddar Bacon Gordita Crunch

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great Martin Luther King Day, and that you’re having an even better Inauguration Day! I’m starting the day off with a sad confession: I’ve been really bad about trying the hippest new bacon creations for your edification, particularly when they’re the product of a fast food chain. For example, I have yet to go to Wendy’s for the Baconator. I feel like such a fraud. However, after my recent Taco Bell experience, I might just go ahead and change my tune. Because first of all, it was a good excuse to get together...

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You. Just. Got. BACON’D!!

I don’t often write about Kevin Bacon on this blog, due in part to the La Coronilla Treaty of 2008 (see the comments section.) And so I’m not going to say much about this clip from funnyordie.com, except that it is AWESOME with a capital AWE. Happy Friday. And you’re welcome! BACON’D! by Kevin...

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More Cupcakes…with Bacon!

Here in the West, I think Sprinkles has become the cupcake standard. They make huge, beautiful cupcakes in lots of amazing flavors with every kind of colorful confetti topping you can imagine. Soon they’ll be expanding across the country and across the world, but they may have their competition cut out for them in Chicago. More Cupcakes makes treats that are not only beautiful, but truly unique. Yes, we know lots of people make a maple frosting, toss some bacon on top and call themselves mavericks. But where else can you go for a BLT cupcake that actually tastes...

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Bacon Edamame

Once again I’m blown away by a simple yet profound use for bacon. Why did I never think of this before? Because I tend to get too complicated. I need to remember that the simplest food ideas are the best. And Camilla at Enlightened Cooking has proved it with her recipe for Warm Edamame Salad with Bacon Dressing. You’ll love her post, explaining that even New Year’s Resolutions are better with bacon. And here’s my favorite quote: “I encourage you to follow suit in my vegetable quest, dear readers. But make it better, not bitter. Make it with bacon.”...

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Know Your Bacon

How well do you know bacon? Do you know something about it’s history? Do you have a favorite brand? Do you know about it’s omega-3 fatty acid content, or lack thereof? I’m a sucker for quizzes and surveys, so when a friend sent me this Bacon and Pork Belly quiz, you know I took it right away. It’s only 10 questions long, and it seemed like maybe I knew a reasonable amount about bacon if anyone did. Do you want to know how many questions I answered correctly? Four. 40%. Not even a passing grade. Which just goes to...

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Bacon Label Gallery

I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy Dave’s Cupboard. This New Englander is a truly gifted cook who seems to give instructions on everything I’ve ever wanted to know, like how to make your own bacon. He’s also a food enthusiast who goes out of his way to give a solid review of every food he encounters, both good and bad. There’s always something new to read on his blog, and I’m constantly telling myself, “I’m going to try that!” when I read his recipes. And now something I didn’t realize about Dave: he has an entire blog dedicated...

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