Release of Mockumentary Film “State of Bacon”

State of Bacon, the world’s first bacon-inspired mockumentary film documenting the infamous Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in Iowa, will be made available on iTunes and Google Play starting on September 5, 2015, which is also International Bacon Day.   "Written and directed by Jason Cook, the movie tells the kinda real but mostly fake tale of an oddball group of characters leading up to the cult-like celebration that is the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. Bacon-enthusiasts, Governor Branstad, Senator Grassley, a bacon queen, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, members of PETA, and an envoy of Icelanders are not excluded from this bacon party and during...

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Southern Living’s Bourbon & Bacon

My love of bacon is no secret. My love of bourbon is also fairly well known among those who have ever enjoyed a cocktail with me. So when I got my hands on a copy of Southern Living Bourbon & Bacon: The Ultimate Guide to the South's Favorite Foods, you'd think I would have immediately set aside an entire evening to read it cover to cover, right?   Wrong.   I don't know what happened to the last year, but clearly my priorities have been out of whack because this book by Morgan Murphy has been sitting in my "to do" pile for way...

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Extreme Bacon Bite Challenge Coming to Las Vegas

Organizers of the world’s premier bacon fellowship organization announced a new event in its international bacon pilgrimage – Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival’s “Extreme Bacon Bite Challenge™”. The event will be held at Rain® in Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas on November 14 and has been selected as an official qualifying event for the 2016 World Food ChampionshipTM (WFC) in Kissimmee, Florida. The one-day celebration will offer 10 chefs the chance to compete for a prize package valued at $4,000.   Among the 10 competing chefs, Chef Marcus O’Brien, Executive Chef of the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas is counting the days....

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