Following is a note I received from Joel, Chef de Cuisine at Building 24 Kitchen & Bar in Wyomissing, PA:
My Sous and good friend bought me your book for Xmas, because of my Love for bacon. From the very beginning of your book you had me, with OWB (Obsession With Bacon) & Beef Bacon, so it gave me an idea for a dish. First I HAD to try to find and eat Beef Bacon and to my dismay I couldn’t. But my Executive Chef was also intrigued so we made some. What I came up with is the OWB BLT – Applewood Smoked Bacon & Bourbon-Maple Marmalade, thick cut Hickory Smoked Bacon, Applewood Smoked Beef Bacon, Boston Bibb Lettuce, Roma Tomatoes and Bacon Mayo in between toasted Sourdough bread with Pepper Corn Egg Crust on the inside. So I’d like to thank you for the book and inspiration.
Thank YOU, Joel!
Will there be a red carpet (or better yet, a bacon carpet) at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival this weekend? If so, I’m ready to walk and rock it. Here’s a sneak peek of my custom-made dress for Saturday!
January 20-27 – Sacramento Bacon Fest
March 1-3 – Bacon Palooza – New York, NY
April 20 – Bacon Fest Chicago
May 30-June 2 – Baconfest Michigan – Ann Arbor
Bacon Breakfast Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies and Fleur de Sel Brownies – anyone surprised by which one sold out first?
This bacon vodka was staring me down as I was checking out at the grocery store the other day. It’s fierce, definitely needs some bloody mary mix.
The Brat Haüs in Scottsdale recently unveiled their new mural: “Bacon Tornado.” They may not know how to correctly use umlauts, but they do know how to cook a badass sausage.
This is the Tractor Pizza Flatbread at Angels Trumpet Ale House in Phoenix. Egg, bacon, brussel sprouts, caramelized onion, pecorino romano, smoked mozzarella and roasted tomato sauce.
This sandwich at Angels Trumpet Ale House is called the “Nutter.” It should be called “Channeling Elvis.” Peanut butter, raspberry chipotle preserve, marshmallow fluff and peppered bacon on toasted sourdough bread. Oddly enough, the marshmallow fluff and peppered bacon are actually optional add-ons. I don’t know why, because this sandwich simply is not complete without them.