Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bacon, But Were Afraid to Ask
Whilst perusing the interwebs this evening, I stumbled across a headline entitled, “September 5 is International Bacon Day.” Naturally, I was intrigued.
What does one do on International Bacon Day, besides the obvious? Does one hang crisp-fried bacon strips from the mantel? Dress up in costume and go door-to-door, begging for smoky-cured pieces of fat? Adopt a pig? The mind boggles.
I popped “international bacon day” into Google, and was treated to many, many results (4,910,000 to be exact). A couple were blogs, and several were very “official” bacon-related sites. Since I know how much you all love bacon, I thought I’d share some with you (URLs, not actual bacon), in case you were wondering (as I was) how to prepare for International Bacon Day:
- InternationalBaconDay – the blog that launched the holiday. Created by The Bacon Boys, this blog really is the definitive source for all things bacon. It also offers countless ideas for celebrating IBD, including a movie marathon featuring films starring…wait for it…Kevin Bacon.
- Bacon Today: Daily News on the World of Sweet, Sweet Bacon (Daily? There’s that much bacon news?)
- The Royal Bacon Society: The Ultimate Bacon Resource
- BaconFreak.com, Where Bacon is Meat Candy (there’s even a bacon theme song that plays when you open the site)
- BaconJew: I’m a Jew and I Love Bacon (this one just made me laugh)
- Lords Of Bacon: Reviews of bacon and bacon related products. This blog also includes a handy list of ALL bacon-related blogs. There are a lot of them. Seriously. People apparently have more time on their hands than I do.
- A page on Etsy ( a site to buy & sell handmade stuff), where you can purchase a bacon case for your iPhone, among other bacon items.
- BBQ Addicts features a heart-stopping bacon/sausage/bacon recipe called the Bacon Explosion. I would advise against ever trying this recipe. It might make you die.
- And finally, Pork Magazine – “the business magazine for professional pork producers”. This trade industry website includes endless fascinating porcine features, such as “Young Pig Resources,” cash hog prices, featured videos from World Pork Expo 2009 in Des Moines, Pork Mobile (graphic below), and of course, a link to follow them on Twitter (twitter.com/porkmag).
Loyal Readers, when it comes to obscure food news, I’m here for you. I do the research, so you don’t have to.
Incidentally, this past weekend Bob and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary with a trip to an incredible B&B in the Adirondacks. At breakfast each morning, we were served the most incredibly delicious bacon. It was from Oscar’s Adirondack Smokehouse, a legendary smoked meats & cheese purveyor in Warrensburg, NY. We drove through Warrensburg on our way home from Chestertown, but did not see Oscar’s, otherwise we would have stopped in to stock up on some smoky goodness. Next time!