Ah, the ingenuity of bacon-lovers. Always out finding new ways to incorporate bacon into their daily lives by wrapping, stuffing or infusing a favorite dish with smoky goodness. And while I think many of us have made great strides in this arena, I’m officially handing the trophy to Dave of the Ridiculous Food Society.
We once featured bacon-wrapped sausage in our food porn section, but Dave has far surpassed this meaty obsession by making sausage out of bacon. That’s right, spiced and seasoned ground bacon inside sausage casing. (See the RFS link above for the full recipe.) And he made this entire thing up himself. I’m totally jealous.
You’ll have to check back with Dave’s site later today or tomorrow to see how the cooking and tasting went. I, for one, can hardly wait. In the meantime, here’s the bacon quote of the week:
“It’s a dog eat dog reich, and I’m wearing bacon pants.” -Stewie Griffin (Family Guy) disguised as Hitler in 1939 Berlin
“If you call ham “Canadian bacon”, what do you call bacon?” Michael Kelso, That ’70s Show
“Yes, I’ll have a non-fat, decaf latte, please. Oh, what the hell? Look, make it a full-fat mocha with extra whipped cream. What the hell, put a slice of bacon on it!” Dr. Frasier Crane, Â Frasier
“Special day! Oh, what have I forgotten now? Now, don’t panic. Is it Bacon Day? No, that’s crazy talk!” Homer, The Simpsons
“Uh, “Hello, room service? I’d like some bacon, a couple of cokes, and a bunch of whores.” Butthead, Beavis and ButtHead
“I’m never gonna get used to the 31st century. Caffeinated bacon? Baconated grapefruit? ADMIRAL Crunch?” Fry, Futurama
“I enjoy having breakfast in bed. I like waking up to the smell of bacon, sue me. And since I don’t have a butler, I have to do it myself. So, most nights before I go to bed, I will lay six strips of bacon out on my George Foreman grill. Then I go to sleep. When I wake up, I plug in the grill. I go back to sleep again. Then I wake up to the smell of crackling bacon. It is delicious, it’s good for me, it’s the perfect way to start the day.” Michael Scott – The Office
“Good Morning sweety. Oh my God, is that bacon? I love you, I love you, I love you.” Grace – Will & Grace
“Let’s see-Farmer Billy’s smoke-fed bacon, Farmer Billy’s bacon-fed bacon, Farmer Billy’s travel bacon… Mr. Simpson, if you really want to kill yourself, I also sell handguns!” Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, The Simpsons
“Why was there BACON IN THE SOAP? Zim, Invader Zim
Hey Internet, I’m back! I’ve spent the last few months cataloging each and every blade of grass in my front and back yards. It was a long process, but totally worth it. If there was a PhD for dogs, my dissertation would be on the Native and Non-Native Grasses of Santa Barbara, and How They are Affected by Dog Poop, Cat Urine and Skunk Dander. Exciting stuff.
While this whirlwind of activity was going on, our regular grocery store stopped stocking pretty much every decent dog treat, and I was reduced to eating crunchy, bone-shaped cookies. Those things are alright and make my teeth feel good, but I missed the chewy, steak or bacon-shaped snacks I’m used to. To make matters worse, Marianne’s male counterpart went away on business, and my treat intake dropped dramatically. If I’m not getting quality, I should at least get quantity!
After many long and mopey looks on my part, we finally went to the pet store just for treats. In addition to my regular meat-shaped snacks, we found Bacon & Cheese flavored Snausages! Not that I don’t love the usual yellow-wrapped red snausages, but this flavor is far superior. First of all, what is that yellow and red thing? Pig in a blanket? And what is the blanket made of? Second, hello…bacon! And cheese! Literally my two favorite things, I’ll eat anything wrapped in either of these two items.
So my rating: Two paws up and a tail wag. And now I must be off. There are trees in both yards that need “watering.” A dog’s work is never done.
Dudes. I am seriously blown away by this latest of culinary creations. Adam Kuban of Serious Eats/A Hamburger Today got a tip from one of his readers about a sandwich now dubbed the Hamburger Fatty Melt, a four-ounce burger patty with two grilled cheese sandwiches for buns. Krispy Kreme cheeseburger, move over! This is an amazing idea if, like me, you love everything bad for you.
But people just couldn’t leave well enough alone. “Where’s the bacon?” they clamored. And rightly so. Don’t we all want bacon on our burgers? It seemed a natural progression. So Mr. Kuban went for it, creating the Bacon Hamburger Fatty Melt. But apparently once he got started, then HE couldn’t leave well enough alone. That’s right, what you see here before you is the Double Bacon Hamburger Fatty Melt, a work of pure evil genius. This monster of a meal consists of three bacon-stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches, and two four-ounce patties, each topped with their own bacon and cheese. Or in other words, five doses of bacon. Five doses of cheese. Six doses of bread and two doses of ground beef. That’s a lot of doses.
And here’s a cross-section shot for those of you who crave more gory details. I especially love the fact that the grilled cheese seems to be on plain old white bread. Brings back the innocence of childhood, but in a form that might kill you. You know Kuban could become a local hero in Texas with this thing. Just like he is in my heart.
Love bacon products, but don’t have time to scour the internet to find them? Well look no further, friends; our researchers have done the work for you. Welcome to the Royal Bacon Society Bacon Store! Whether you’re looking for bacon apparel, novelties, pet products, or even actual bacon, we’ve got it all. Seen something on our blog that you’d like to buy for yourself or a friend? You can probably find it in the store.
Christmas is less than 3 months away, and will definitely be here before you know it. Consider a Bacon-of-the-Month club…it’s a unique and fun gift for that person who has everything. Heck, even if they don’t have everything, who doesn’t love bacon? Oh, your vegetarian and vegan friends you say? How about a bacon t-shirt or toy? You know, go for the irony factor. Who doesn’t love irony at Christmas? Oh, your grandmother? Sorry. You may be out of luck there.
We’ll keep adding to the store as we go along, so check back often. If you have a product you’d like to add, please let us know. If there’s something you’re looking for, tell us that, too and we’ll do the leg-work. In the meantime, look around and let us know what you think. Happy Shopping!
This is some amazing video right here. These proud Idahoans skewered strips of bacon on the tines of a pitchfork and submersed the whole mess into a vat of boiling oil. All I can say is wow. That is some backwoods ingenuity. The bacon on the far end is something weird…I think they said beef bacon? At any rate, it didn’t stand up to the heat as well as the traditional pork belly. Let this be a lesson to all you haters. Pork is the word.