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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 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.

Bacon Soda by Lester’s Fixins

Summer is upon us. You may be considering what beverage to drink as you spend an afternoon relaxing on the patio. You may also have bacon on your mind (as usual). And that’s where Bacon Soda by Lester’s Fixins enters the picture. All you need is a bottle opener – no frying pan or messy clean up required.

Heritage Foods USA: Old Spot Bacon

Having easy access to affordable bacon is important to Americans, but it’s also increasingly important to know where our bacon comes from. I’ve tasted many different brands in my lifetime, but as much as possible I try to support small producers (and find that’s where the best bacon comes from anyway).

Heritage Foods USA was founded in 2001 as an arm of Slow Food USA, a non-profit organization established to “counter the rise of fast food, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.”

Heritage works directly with 40 family farmers and processes 200 pigs per week. All of their cuts come from humanely raised, heritage breed pigs.

I recently tasted their Maple Sugar Cured Gloucestershire Old Spot Bacon, and it’s one of the best I’ve ever had. The fat marbling in this bacon is so sweet and milky, and this is a bacon I would definitely bake instead of frying so that with each bite you get a good mix of fat and lean. If you get a chance to try it and decide you like their bacon as much as I do, Heritage offers a Bacon Subscription to guarantee you’ll receive 3 pounds of their bacon every two months.