Got a beef with beef bacon?

Of all the bacon imposters out there, “beef bacon” is one worth noting.   We all know that bacon comes from what Homer Simpson calls “a wonderful, magical animal.” So where do people get off trying to make bacon out of a cow???   I recall eating beef bacon as […]

Blogging for Katrina Relief

Today I’m breaking my own rule that every post on this site has to have something to do with bacon.   The current situation on the Gulf Coast is heartbreaking. The fate of New Orleans is uncertain. Hundreds of thousands of people are without homes and many of them have […]

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 […]