Not your parent’s bacon burger

There’s an article in today’s Washington Post about the new approach many grocery stores and restaurants are taking when preparing hamburgers. Instead of piling the toppings on, they are now mixing them in with the meat before it is cooked. And of course, bacon is one of the most popular […]

Spaghetti Carbonara

Another bacon favorite:   Spaghetti Carbonara   Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Servings: 4   Ingredients 1/2 pound bacon, chopped 1 tablespoon chopped garlic Freshly ground black pepper 1 pound fresh spaghetti, cooked al dente 4 large eggs, beaten Salt 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1 tablespoon […]

Bringing Home the Bacon

Where did the saying “bringing home the bacon” come from?   In the twelfth century, a church in the English town of Dunmow promised a side of bacon to any married man who could swear before the congregation and God that he had not quarreled with his wife for a […]

Bacon Politics

From the Spokesman Review:   “(Idaho) Senators apparently are mutinying over bacon. This session, the strong smell of bacon frying no longer permeates the area around their chambers in the morning, as they’ve cut back in the Senate dining room – no more hot breakfasts. “We’re just trying to be […]

Bacon and Green Bean Casserole…Heaven

I was making travel plans for Thanksgiving earlier this week and it got me thinking about one of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes – Bacon and Green Bean Casserole.   Bacon and Green Bean Casserole Deluxe Servings: 6 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes   Ingredients – 2 (16-ounce) […]

Pork Chop and Friends

Earlier today while standing in line for customs in Tokyo, I noticed a Chinese kid wearing a “Pork Chop and Friends” t-shirt (I was in line for an hour…I had a lot of time to notice a lot of things). I had never heard of “Pork Chop and Friends” before, […]

Pork Tabloid

The National Pork Board is doing some interesting marketing these days:   The Dinner Contract is especially entertaining…this line is my favorite:   “I, Mom, certify that henceforth, I will maintain adequate quantities of The Other White Meat in the refrigerator and freezer to keep meals from becoming […]

Adventures in Pork at the Iowa State Fair

I just returned from a weekend at America’s favorite fair – the Iowa State Fair. And given Iowa’s special role as pork provider to the universe, I have several things to report.   The Big Boar     This here is Tooter. He is a purebred Berkshire boar who tipped […]