National Pork Month

“Pig – let me speak his praise – is no less provocative of the appetite, than he is satisfactory to the criticalness of the censorious palate. The strong man may batten on him, and the weakling refuseth not his mild juices.” – Charles Lamb, A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig   […]

International Bacon Day 2012

Happy International Bacon Day, fellow bacon lovers. Hopefully you did it up right for breakfast this morning. And lunch #1 (Naan, chicken dog, fried pickles, tomatoes, chipotle cream cheese and bacon from Short Leash Hot Dogs at the Phoenix Public Market). And lunch #2 (grilled cheese with apple and bacon […]

Maialino Bacon

Beautiful hogs make beautiful bacon, and that statement couldn’t be more true when describing Maialino Bacon made by Oregon company, Tellurian. They source the meat for their bacon from heritage breed hogs raised by local farmers.   I had the pleasure of tasting two of their bacons recently – Red […]

The Shiksa

The brownie you can take home to mom, or take home to bed. When I was contacted by Leigh, proprietor of Naughty Bits Brownies, about tasting her “Shiksa” bacon-toffee brownie, I snortled and immediately responded YES.   So freaking clever.   And so freaking delicious.   Pulling off a packaged […]


One of my favorite things about writing this blog over the years has been meeting some great bacontrepreneurs. So I was excited to recently have the opportunity to try a few items from Baconery, a new bacon-focused bakery in NYC.   Bacon in dessert still freaks some people out. For […]

Boiseans still celebrating their love of bacon

I recently had an interview with the Idaho Statesman about the current state of baconmania: “I think the forbidden thing is a big part of it. People like to be naughty a little bit,” bacon aficionado Heather Lauer said of the fatty, salty meat that used to be primarily a […]