Month: August 2009

This one made me gag a little

Wow. I don’t know what to say about KFC this morning. I once got really sick after eating KFC wings, so am perhaps over-cautious about their products. And I do admit their snackers look good to me, but they have really outdone themselves this time. Their new product, the Double Down, is only available in limited markets (two cities at this point), and for good reason.  They need to give this idea some deep consideration before unleashing it on an unsuspecting America. The Double Down, you see, is a bacon and cheese sandwich with fried chicken filets for buns. Let me say that again: FRIED CHICKEN FOR BUNS! I know, this is the kind of thing you’d expect me to stand up and cheer for, but I just can’t. Maybe it’s a mood or a phase I’m going through, but the idea of eating two pieces of fried chicken with bacon, cheese and sauce snuggled between them, with my bare hands no less, is enough to make my stomach turn. Yep, there it goes, turning away. For more on this story, check out MSN’s  Willie Geist giving you the full low-down on the Double Down and its fast food predecessors: KFC’s shocking new sandwich Thank you, Chrissy. I’ll be on the lookout for this potential heart attack to invade our fair...

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Bacon Wins!

I’m sure many of you were aware that there was a vote taking place to determine once and for all which breakfast meat is truly king: bacon or sausage. Over at Super Action Vote, people were submitting videos and voting for their favorite, and I hope that you were among those who took the time to tell the world that bacon rules. It’s no surprise that BACON WON with a whopping 64%! Here are a couple fun videos from the site, including the promo for the vote. You can see all 4 featured videos...

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Bacon Day Gear is Here!

I don’t know about you, but I’m in love with the logo designs for Bacon Day ’09. And now, whether you’re planning to attend Bacon Day or not, you can get your very own Bacon Day gear. From t-shirts to bumper stickers, the Bacon Day Store has it all. You can also find lots of plain old Royal Bacon Society logo gear here. This is my favorite t-shirt, designed with a little creative help from our good friend Heather. The back side says FOOD WE CAN BELIEVE IN. Here here, t-shirt. I have to say a big thanks to...

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Bourdain Goes Bacon

On Monday night my husband and I were feeling a bit lazy and uninspired, so much so that we ended up watching a veritable marathon of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. Which is not to say we don’t enjoy the show; indeed, we applaud his fervent championing of all things pork. But when we’re feeling feistier, his arrogance can drive us up the wall. One episode is usually enough to send my husband channel surfing, mumbling with disdain about chef’s who can’t stomach seeing where their meat comes from. On the evening in question, the Travel Channel re-aired Anthony’s trip...

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iBacon

Sometimes I’m sitting in my office, window open to allow in a cool breeze, and what wafts in instead? The smell of cooking bacon. I work downtown, and fairly close to several restaurants. This sensory distraction drives me insane and creates a false sense of starvation, even for the vegetarians in the office. If this weren’t enough, G-Monkey Productions has come up with iBacon, an iPhone application that allows you to cook four sizzling strips of bacon, right on your phone. You can use the tongs to flip individual slices or all four at the same time. You can...

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Genetically Engineered Bacon

This is perfect for a Friday. So this hilarious site, Color Wars 2008, held a contest for the best nerd rap. The only stipulation was that the rapper use the word “bacon” and their team name in the rhyme. And man, the Gold and Silver medalist were particularly awesome. Here’s the Gold, who won two Jet Blue tickets, Chris from Orange Team: And the Silver from a female rapper called Hits Her Mark, Team Pants. She totally talks about bacon chocolate chip cookies! For the rest of the rhymes, go here. Gotta give props to Bronze winner SunnyBunny for her “don’t get fresh now” aside. As always, big thanks to Chrissy for always being on the lookout for bacony goodness. Have a nice weekend,...

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Bacon Shot

I don’t speak German, but I’m an instant fan of this very simple website with a singular purpose: to teach you how to make a bacon vodka shot. It’s baconshot.net, and it’s beautiful. Considering that bacon vodka (and Bakon Vodka) will be featured at Bacon Day this year, this site is particularly timely. Just look at that gorgeous bacon. Doesn’t it make you thirsty??     Wait. What did he do with this tiny glass of bacon grease? Anyone? Beuller? I wanted to post every photo from this site, but you can go check it out yourselves. It’s a...

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Bacon World

DUDES! Have you seen this?! I am often overwhelmed by what people are able to capture with a good camera and lenses, but this absolutely takes the cake. London photographer Carl Warner captured these amazing landscapes, made entirely of cold cuts and bread products. I adore the bacon trees and prosciutto river…I can’t stop looking at this! You have to check out this site for a quick rundown of some more incredible foodscapes by Carl, including plenty for you vegetarians out there. There’s a gourd boat afloat on a wild sea of cabbage, an arid plane of alien-looking mushrooms, and...

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Viva los Tacos!

Well, it’s Fiesta time in Santa Barbara. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this annual festival, it’s also called Old Spanish Days and it started in 1924 as a celebration of the Spanish way of life that the town’s settlers had once enjoyed. At this time of year, I try really hard not to dwell on the conquistadors and missionaries who came and enslaved the Chumash Indians to build this beautiful city. Instead, I focus on things that matter. Like the tacos. I work just one block from the epicenter of all Fiesta activity, De La Guerra...

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Just Plain Bacon

Most days my posts have to do with some great bacon find, or a cool recipe, or a weird product. Today I just want to talk about eating bacon, the way we did on Sunday morning. Saturday evening Naseem and her crew threw a big backyard BBQ. Something like 40 people were there, people from all different circles and spheres of her life, brought together for one big event. It was super fun, and my husband and I got to catch up with some of Naseem’s long-time friends that we don’t see very often. She attracts a great crowd....

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