Thursday, February 21, 2008

Everything is coming up Bacon!

Bacon, sweet salty meat product of the gods. Bacon is one of those food staples that every culture has a version of. From Italian Pancetta, to the European Lardon, who doesn't enjoy a slice of heavenly wonderful bacon... or if you are in New Zealand, a "Rasher" of Bacon. Well, I know I'm not the only person devoted to Bacon.

Website, The Grateful Palate, has come up with something you may enjoy, if you are a fruit of the month club kind of person. They call it "The Bacon of the Month Club". Now with your $150.00 dollar purchase you get a membership card, Pig Toy, T-Shirt, and the most important thing of all a pound of bacon delivered to your door step every month from some artisan bacon purveyor from all different regions of the United States. The flavor of cures range from traditional Hickory Smoke to 10 Clove Garlic, as well as different bacon cuts including Shoulder and Jowl. Former Article subject, J. David Carlson, and a friend of mine was the first to tell me about the B.O.T.M.C. He told me that his year of bacon may have been one of the best years of his life.

If year long committments scare you, but you still want to get as much out of that slab of bacon in the crisper as you can, then maybe you should purchase The Bacon Cookbook by James Villas. This handy dandy cookbook is clearly crafted with love for the pork fat phenom. It allows the reader a wide array of uses for bacon outside of frying it up and serving it next to two fried eggs.

Lastly, for you blog enthusiasts who would love to add a blog devoted to bacon to your RSS feed, then go visit International Bacon Day. It is a blog that celebrates... what else? BACON!

Do you know who also likes bacon? Jim Gaffigan!

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