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Food Network Magazine: The Bacon Issue

The most important issue of Food Network Magazine, ever. It was fun contributing to this. March 2014 – on newsstands now!

Feijoada

Feijoada was served at a dinner party I attended last night: chicharones, bacon, pork chop, andouille, and chorizo over rice and black beans.

O Bacon Tree!

O Bacon Tree! O Bacon Tree! Much pleasure thou can’st give me.

2014 Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival tickets on sale soon

Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend the 7th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival which will take place February 1, 2014 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. But if you’re able to go (and you should), tickets go on sale 12/12/13 at 12:12:13 pm at www.blueribbonbaconfestival.com. Viva Las Bacon.

Happy (Early) International Bacon Day!

I’m spending International Bacon Day (August 31) on an international flight so I celebrated early with a BLT at the equator in Nanyuki, Kenya earlier today. Enjoy bacon!

Maple Bacon Kettle Chips

Now in stores: Maple Bacon flavored Kettle Chips – and they’re vegetarian and kosher friendly!

DIY Bacon with Go Lb. Salt

Thinking about makin’ your own bacon? Start the process with Go lb. Salt. I’m a big fan of their seasonings, and the bacon in this video looks awesome!

Chicken Fried Bacon in Baker City, Oregon

Chicken fried bacon with sausage gravy at Sumpter Junction Restaurant in Baker City, Oregon. Thanks to my brother, Micah, for reporting in.

Bacon: A Love Story: The Mini-Documentary

I recently collaborated with LA-based videographer, Brian Gordon, on a project for a contest sponsored by Hormel. Bacon: A Love Story – the mini-documentary – features myself, Justin Beckett of Beckett’s Table and Jason Corman of The Pork Shop. You can watch this meaty masterpiece below or by clicking here!

Oberto Bacon Jerky


A proper summer road trip includes jerky as a snack (at least it does in my world). And now my friends and family can join me in combining love of road trip jerky and love of bacon with Bacon Jerky by Oberto made from 100% real strips of Applewood smoked bacon. In addition to being a good snack item on its own, Bacon Jerky would also be tasty on a sandwich or as bits sprinkled on a salad.