Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Bacon Bacon (SF)

Do I have to go to the bacon bacon truck, or will it come to me?

Their bacon bouquet looks amazing… and so does this.

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Buried in Bacon

This makes me rethink cremation….


Thanks to Kezia for pointing this out!

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Bacon Jerky!

Mandy over at Monogram Food Solutions emailed to ask if she could send some bacon jerky my way… guess what my reply was? Hells yeah!

You can’t see from the tiny image below, but the tagline says “You just can’t stop eating it!” and I actually couldn’t. I was sent two packages and it was gone in two days. And I didn’t even share. Gulp.

The jerky was chewy for bacon, but not chewy like beef jerky; somewhere in between. And it was a good combination of sweet, smokey and salty. I ate most of it straight out of the bag, but a few slices managed to make it into a sandwich. It can’t stand in for real bacon due to the non-crispy factor, but I would definitely eat this while camping, or on a road trip, or just because it’s a Thursday.


Sunday, October 18th, 2009

If disaster strikes…

I will live off bacon:


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Friday, October 16th, 2009

Make a Bacon

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own bacon, but know you never will, you should definitely check this out:


You can pledge any amount to help fund this project, but if you pledge $50 or more you get to create and name your own bacon which will be sold at Portland Farmer’s Markets beginning March 2010.

Yes, I pledged. I wonder if they can make bacon-flavored bacon.

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Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Oh dear god.

My three favorite things combined: bacon, sugar and cool packaging!



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Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Meat & Greet

Yep. Someone did it. Business cards made out of meat. Can’t wait to get mine.

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Princess of Pork

Just three things to say:

1. OMG!!!
2. Why didn’t I think of this?
3. OMG!!!


Thanks to Daniel for pointing this out.

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Jammin’ Bacon

My mom likes to tell the story of my first Christmas as a toddler, in which I nearly hyperventilated while jumping up and down in my Johnny Jumper at the first sight of a wrapped present. These days I can usually keep my excitement under wraps, but when Josh from Skillet sent me a jar of BACON JAM I could feel my heart rate go up and my breath quicken. I was in the middle of a conversation which I quickly broke off when I spotted the package on the mail shelf. I tore into the box to find a small jar of dirt-colored paste. Honestly, it did not look appetizing, but that didn’t stop me from opening the jar right there in the lobby. I took one whiff of intoxicating bacon and plunged my finger right in.

This stuff is GOOD. Packed full of bacon, but also tempered with caramelized onions and a vinegary counterbalance that reminds me of chutney. I tried it on bagels with a bit of turkey (YUM), as a pizza base (YUM) and even stirred it into cottage cheese as a snack (YUM). I can’t wait to head down to Skillet and try it on their burger.

Thank you Josh!

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Saturday, July 21st, 2007

My savior has arrived…

And its name is BACON SALT.

I met with Dave, one of the geniuses behind Bacon Salt, a few weeks ago to try out the product. I was leery because of my past experience with Bacon Spray, but this stuff is the real deal. Completely tastes like bacon. And it’s fantastic on fries. And chicken. And maybe even licked straight out of the container.

The only thing to remember is that this is indeed salt, and unlike other things (i.e. bacon), you actually CAN have too much salt. So use it judiciously. But use it often.

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Disgusting AND Brilliant!

What happens when a vegetarian starts eating meat again? 30 days of pork.


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Monday, May 1st, 2006

Pig Milk

A friend sent me this and I thought it was pretty damn funny:


Or pure genius. I can’t quite tell…

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Friday, February 17th, 2006

Gummy Bacon

I just received Archie McPhee’s latest newsletter and was floored to see that they now sell Gummy Bacon. Brilliant!

Too bad it isn’t bacon flavored

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Thursday, February 9th, 2006

Bacon card for bacon lovers

I don’t buy into the whole Valentine’s day thing…

However. If someone were to get me a card, I would hope that it would be the best bacon card ever:


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Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Grateful Palate Catalog

Few things make me happier than when I receive the annual Gift Handbook from the Grateful Palate. A highlight of my favorites in this year’s catalog include:

Cowboy Ciao Bacon Brittle – Yep, that’s right. B-A-C-O-N Brittle. Candied bacon. Bacon crack. According to The Handbook, fights have broken out over this stuff.

Cob smoked bacon – I’ve never had cob smoked bacon, but it sounds pretty damn tasty. I mean if it’s good enough for the Pope, then it’s probably good enough for me.

BLT ring – I am terribly disappointed that this isn’t on the online catalog, so I’m going to attempt to describe it. It’s a sterling silver ring made up of five separate rings. If you laid each ring flat on a table you would see that the outside of the ring is shaped; two are shaped like pieces of bread, one is ruffled like lettuce, one is striated and wavy like cooked bacon and one is round like a tomato slice. But when you stack them on all your finger all you see is one edge and it looks like a normal ring. If it wasn’t $150 I would probably buy it.

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