Archive for baconvision

Two guys makin' bacon

I know I probably shouldn’t think this is funny. But I do.

Will somebody please make a bacon latte?

I love this Jack in the Box ad.

Republic of Bacon

Maple Leaf Bacon out of Canada has created a marketing website at It’s really a well-done website design and fun to navigate around. Watch the PSAs – disturbingly entertaining.

Bacon so good it doesn’t need a name

You’ve probably heard about the bacon and chocolate bust of Conan O’Brien that made an appearance on the Tonight Show several weeks ago. If for some reason you were in a coma, here it is again:

The creative minds behind this culinary behemoth hail from a company called “No Name” – a family-owned purveyor of meat products based in Minnesota. When not carving chocolate busts with hair made from bacon, No Name actually sells a variety of meat products including – you guessed it – bacon.
Yes, you too can eat Conan O’Brien’s hair.
After their creation appeared on the Tonight Show, I exchanged a few Tweets with the company and before I knew it, 6 pounds of their bacon had arrived at my front door. Usually when companies send me samples, I get one – maybe two – pounds of bacon at the most. When I received 6 pounds from No Name, I knew these guys were serious – and that I had some serious eating ahead of me.
The bacon actually arrived one day before I had to leave town for a week-long work trip. One of my friends stayed at my house while I was gone to dog-sit. I told him he could have whatever was in the refrigerator, not thinking about the fact that the 6 pounds of No Name bacon was in there. And he apparently wasted no time indulging because 3 pounds were gone when I got home. Clearly he liked the No Name bacon!
A few days ago I finally got around to trying the bacon myself. This is a very traditional, thick cut, hickory smoked bacon – my house had that lovely hickory scent over 24 hours later. It reminds me of the kind of good, solid bacon you would get from behind a butcher counter at your local grocery store – traditional cure, traditional smoke, traditional cut – everything we know and expect when we fry up some bacon for breakfast.
If you want to try it yourself, click here to visit the No Name website. You can order online. Bacon up, my friends.

Boy loses his S*&@ over lost bacon

The reaction is understandable.

Bacon Chocolate Conan

In case you missed it the other night, here’s the video clip from the episode of The Tonight Show that featured a bacon chocolate bust of Conan O’Brien built by these people (who you can also find on Twitter). The bacon hair really is awesome. Enjoy.

Bacon Burger Dog

An email about this video of Aaron McCargo making a bacon burger dog has been sitting in my inbox for a couple weeks now. I’m kind of regretting that I didn’t watch this before the July 4th weekend because I may have chosen to prepare this as my dish for our family reunion instead of bacon wrapped tater tots…nahhhhh, I probably would have just done both! Gotta try this bacon burger dog soon – looks delicious!

Prosciutto di Iowa: A tour of La Quercia

Sky Full of Bacon put together this very nice video tour of La Quercia, the Iowa-based producers of incredibly delicious prosciutto and pancetta. I also had the opportunity to visit La Quercia when I was writing Bacon: A Love Story and they are featured in my book.

Sky Full of Bacon 10: Prosciutto di Iowa from Michael Gebert on Vimeo.

A trip to the Pork Shop redux

I’m posting this again because it got buried in the frenzy of the book launch last week, and it’s just too good to go unnoticed. My friend Dean did an awesome job of producing it and it was a really fun project to work on.

A few weeks ago, I took a trip to The Pork Shop in Queen Creek, Arizona with a couple friends. We were able to peek behind the counter and spend some time talking with owner, Greg Combs, about his delicious craft. I reference The Pork Shop several times in my book, Bacon: A Love Story.

My interview on ABC News Now

Here’s the link to the video from my interview on ABC News Now this morning (no embeddable version unfortunately).