A Multi-Course Bacon Dinner, Idaho-Style

I was in Idaho visiting family this past weekend. So Saturday night a group of us got together for dinner at Brick 29 in Nampa. Click here for my previous post about Brick 29.   In an unusually adventurous move on my family’s part, we put ourselves in the hands […]

Maple Bacon Doughnut

I was recently able to catch the rerun of No Reservations that took place in the Pacific Northwest. This particular episode was significant for this blog because of Bourdain’s visit to Voodoo Doughnut where he encountered the infamous maple bacon doughnut. From the show: Anthony Bourdain: (looking at the maple […]

Beautiful Creatures

The following post’s relevance to bacon may not seem immediately obvious, but bear with me for a moment…   My friend Jen’s younger brother, Andrew Zuckerman, is an accomplished photographer and film director in NYC. Andrew has just published a beautiful book of photographs called “Creature.”   The subjects of […]

Interview with James Villas, Author of The Bacon Cookbook

James Villas, renowned author of numerous cookbooks and food-related essays (The Glory of Southern Cooking, Stalking the Green Fairy, Between Bites: Memoirs of a Hungry Hedonist) and former Food and Wine Editor of Town & Country Magazine, recently published a book about the Best Meat Ever.   The Bacon Cookbook […]

My Cassoulet Weekend

  I’ve been talking about it for weeks, but this past weekend I finally got around to making a cassoulet.   Cassoulet is a traditional French dish of slow cooked beans, pork, and duck. The process of making it takes 2-3 days. And some of the ingredients are difficult to […]

Bacon in Food & Wine Magazine (11/07)

In the November issue of Food & Wine Magazine… The wait staff at Niche Restaurant in St. Louis, MO recommends the “Bacon and Eggs” – a sandwich of braised pork belly, brioche, and poached egg. Potato Chips with Chevre Pepper Jelly and Bacon is a Thanksgiving hors d’oeuvres option sure […]

If you don’t like bacon, well then the hell wit’ ya!

I recently caught a rerun of the Simpson’s called “Simple Simpson.” The episode starts with Homer seeing a TV commercial for Farmer Billy’s Bacon and promoting a contest to win a tour of the bacon factory. Farmer Billy: Do you love that su-ey smell of Farmer Billy’s bacon?   Homer […]