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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.

Bacon Jams!

Bacon jam has gone mainstream! A few years ago, you probably would have gotten a confused look from someone if you mentioned the words “bacon jam.” Now there are several companies manufacturing it and it even makes an appearance on discerning restaurant menus around the land.

The Bacon Jams is mixing it up with three different flavors of their bacon spread: The Original, Black Pepper & Honey, and Red Chile & Garlic. Their website features recipes if you aren’t sure what to do with your jam. I chose to taste my samples on bacon flavored Ritz crackers (why not?), but some of their interesting suggestions include Bacon Baked Mac n Cheese with Bacon Jam, Bacon Jam Infused Hummus, and Bacon Jam Roasted Garlic Wings.