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Decoding the ‘Bacon Trend’

In interviews about my blog/book, 2 of the questions I get asked the most are: 1) When/why did the recent bacon trend start? 2) Is ‘baconmania’ ever going to end? This Businessweek article does a better job of breaking it down than any other article that has attempted to decode the ‘bacon trend’ in the past couple years. And the “publishers handed out bacon book deals” line made me LOL.

International Bacon Day 2014

Happy #InternationalBaconDay. Get out there and do bacon proud today. (at Downtown Phoenix Public Market)

The Bacontarian at Oven and Vine in Phoenix

The Bacontarian sandwich at Oven and Vine in Phoenix: generous bacon, greens, vine ripe tomatoes, and zesty jalapeño remoulade.

Kudu and Bacon Pate in Joburg

Pâté, South Africa style: kudu, brandied prunes, pistachio nuts, bacon (at Neighbourgoods Market Johannesburg).

Bacon on Safari

Breakfast bacon on safari is pretty much the best way to enjoy bacon (at Thakadu River Camp, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa).

Bacon Pop Up Bar in Cape Wine Country

There is a Bacon Pop Up Bar in Franschhoek, South Africa. And unfortunately it’s closed for the 2 days I’m in wine country!!!

Dog’s Bollocks BLT in Cape Town

I just ate one of the most aggressively awesome BLT (+egg) sandwiches at The Dogs Bollocks in Cape Town.

Giada’s Bacon Wrapped Dates

Bacon wrapped dates with spicy Italian sausage and gorgonzola crema at Giada Vegas. Great combo of spicy, smoky, and sweet flavors.

Bacon ‘merica Burger at Slater’s 50/50

The Slater’s 50/50 burger special for July is the 100% Bacon ‘merica Burger: ground bacon patty, sunny-side-up egg, thick cut bacon, bacon island dressing, and bacon cheddar cheese on a bacon pretzel bun made using rendered bacon fat and real pieces of bacon in the dough. Road trip to California, anyone?

Bacon Wrapped Gifts for Father’s Day

Love this…Craftsman is offering a bacon wrapping paper option for Father’s Day gifts purchased on their website this week.