Month: September 2009

La Piece de Resistance: The Bacon Grease Jar

  The day before Bacon Day, Naseem was at my house and asked me what we were going to do with all the bacon grease. We had toyed with the idea of offering it as a beverage option for the truly brave (or deeply disturbed). When that idea got shot down, Naseem volunteered our good friend Cameron to come up with an appropriate display. That evening, they both showed up with a giant, cylindrical glass vase, which we figured could probably hold close to a gallon in volume. We started by filtering in all the standard (non-flavored) bacon grease....

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Bacon Day 09: The Swag

Wow, it is really taking me forever to finish writing about Bacon Day. It was just SUCH a day! We had a number of very generous donors who helped us make this event a success. First and foremost was Rocco at Bacon Freak. He sent us 12 pounds of his delicious, uniquely flavored bacons. Without exception our guests enjoyed them…I don’t think we received a single negative review. Rocco’s bacons are dry-aged, so they have a texture that’s different from most bacons you’ve eaten. And the flavors! We were fortunate to sample Boss Hogg’s Hickory Smoked Maple , Rocco’s...

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The Bacon Shot. Good Lord.

At the request of our new friends at BaconShot.net, we made bacon shots available to our Bacon Day guests. Seemed like a great idea, since we were serving bacon vodka anyway, so we agreed and we asked people for their reviews. Here’s how that story went down. First of all, we ordered two bottles of Bakon Vodka, because we wanted people to have the opportunity to try this internet sensation, and because we thought it would be perfect for the bacon shot. Sadly, though we ordered the bottles weeks in advance, the vodka never showed. We were sorely disappointed....

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You like cookies, don’t you?

By far the most popular items at Bacon Day were the sweets. We linked to the recipe Naseem used for Bacon Caramels, which were amazing. Although I have not traditionally been a fan of mixing my sweets and savories, I believe I’m being won over. Between the caramels and the chocolate fountain, I’m starting to sing a different tune. And let us not forget the cookies! Maurie, the director of Genesis West (the theatre company for which Bacon Day raised funds), volunteered to help out by making some bacon-themed cookies for the event. His doll of a mother, Holly,...

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Bacon Day Reader Review

So I met these two great girls at Bacon Day, Jennifer and Lauren, and we talked a bit about theatre and whatnot. I was super impressed that they drove all the way from Los Angeles for the event, and very sad that they didn’t win any raffle prizes. What I didn’t realize is that Jennifer is a freelance columnist for the LA Times Magazine, and has a great blog, one that I actually read from time to time. Jennifer’s review of Bacon Day puts me to shame. She probably took more photos than I did. So for a candid...

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Bacon Day ’09

  What can I say about International Bacon Day 2009? It was so fun. It was muy delicioso! I am too exhausted to really even think about it. I CAN tell you that no fewer than 43 pounds of bacon went into the event, and no one left with an empty belly. I will tease you with a few photos here, but a more full and informative report will be forthcoming. Likely over the course of many days. These bacon caramels made by Naseem were the #1 hit of the day. There have been a ton of hits to...

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Bacon is good for me!

What happens when a health-conscious mom suddenly finds herself in charge of a junk food-loving family? Hilarity ensues, of course. Thanks, Bruce, for the biggest laugh I’ve had all...

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Makin’ Bacon…Vodka

So you’re all familiar with my experiments in making Bacon Bourbon. I did it a few times and although it was alright, it wasn’t exactly addicting. Although I never did make a bacon maple Manhattan, which is still on my to-do list. This year for Bacon Day we decided on a brunch theme specifically so we could try out Bloody Marys made with bacon-infused vodka. We have ordered a couple bottles of Bakon Vodka, but we want people to have the chance to sip that, unadulterated, and tell us what they think. With that in mind, I have the...

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