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Bacon Enthusiasts Converge in Iowa for Festival.
ABCNews ^ | DES MOINES, Iowa February 10, 2013 (AP) | By BARBARA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press

Posted on 02/09/2013 9:09:55 PM PST by carriage_hill

The smell of bacon was in the air Saturday as thousands converged on Iowa's capital city for an increasingly popular festival celebrating all things connected with the meat.

Some people wore Viking hats and others walked around with makeshift snouts for the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. The annual event featured more than 10,000 pounds of bacon served in unusual ways, such as chocolate-dipped bacon and bacon-flavored cupcakes and gelato.

"I love bacon more than I love my job," said Katie Nordquist, who was dressed in a tuxedo T-shirt that looked like bacon Saturday for her first time at the festival.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Business/Economy; Food; Society
KEYWORDS: bacon; iowa; porcine; pork; twistandsnout; yum
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To: Figment

While I have not personally been to the Bacon Queen contest, I have seen some video footage on the news. Of course, they select the Queen several days prior to the event.

The Pageant is held at a local bar..I did note that when they announced the winner, she was up on stage with the rest of the contestants...and was holding a beer at the time...LOL!


21 posted on 02/09/2013 11:56:18 PM PST by garandgal
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To: Revolting cat!

Fakin’ Bacon? Ick, that’s just... Wrong.

On a lark ordered some fancy applewood smoked bacon from out of state mail order catalog. It was good, but didn’t find it better by any stretch than the stuff at the grocery store. So we got that goin’ for us, that’s nice.

Fried eggs are good with bacon, but a little heavy - what goes better imo is poached in water (runny yolks) over toast w/ lots of dairy butter. A side of hash browns (cheaper the better) white pepper with grated onion and velveeta. Grape jelly on toast, coffee, juice rounds out a good breakfast.

Sausage gravy over drop bisquits ifn real hungry, maybe pancakes and maple syrup. Not all at once, usually.


22 posted on 02/10/2013 12:40:28 AM PST by Freedom4US
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To: Freedom4US
Sounds like you may be a candiate for a Poutineville Heart Attack Poutine


23 posted on 02/10/2013 2:36:54 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: shibumi; Daffynition

24 posted on 02/10/2013 3:24:23 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Slyfox

Happy dog!


25 posted on 02/10/2013 4:15:16 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: Figment

Meat free bacon? I don’t want to know what it is.


26 posted on 02/10/2013 4:23:07 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: carriage_hill

Car accident. Police/EMTs have it handled.


27 posted on 02/10/2013 4:27:51 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: Figment

Once you start eating that bacon, you won’t know where to stop.


28 posted on 02/10/2013 4:57:41 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: carriage_hill
Ahhh! A bacon thread.

Lets all sing the "Rub Some Bacon On It" song!

The “Rub Some Bacon On It” Song

911 what's your emergency?
I nailed my finger to a birdhouse accidentally
Do your have some bacon (bacon?)
Bacon, That's right
I have bacon left over from dinner last night
Rub some bacon on it
what?
On your hand just do it
Rub some bacon on it
That's all there is to it?


What if I dropped my phone?
Rub some bacon on it
or encounter my clone?
Rub some bacon on it
I get mononucleosis
Rub some bacon on it
My nude pics get posted


Rub some bacon on it
Rub some bacon on it
Rub some bacon on it
Yeah


My home gets foreclosed
Rub some bacon on it
My cat explodes
Rub some bacon on it
I wake up in a trunk
Rub some bacon on it
My friend goes steampunk
Rub some bacon on it
I meet real pirates
Rub some bacon on it
There's an akward silence


I say something unintentionally racist
Rub some bacon on it
I'm a adult with braces
Rub some bacon on it
I can't swim
Rub some bacon on it
I'm visited by Mr. Timn


Rub some bacon on it
Rub some bacon on it
Rub some bacon on it

29 posted on 02/10/2013 5:10:13 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: rlmorel
Dang it. The stupid site I got the lyrics from there left out my favorite stanza:


Bacon hotline, What’s your problem?
What if I feed the troll?
Rub some bacon on it
I’m attacked by a narwhal
Rub some bacon on it
The apocalypse started
Rub some bacon on it
I think I might have sharted


30 posted on 02/10/2013 5:19:51 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Daffynition
This will get you to the same place, but looks much more appetizing!

(bacon mug filled with melted cheddar cheese)

31 posted on 02/10/2013 5:25:31 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: carriage_hill

In a few minutes, I’ll be leaving FR and stepping into the shower. I’ll be using bacon scented soap. For real.


32 posted on 02/10/2013 5:32:10 AM PST by cyclotic (In a society of wolves, you do not fight back by creating more sheep-Dan Bongino)
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To: carriage_hill

Bacon is the candy of meats!


33 posted on 02/10/2013 5:48:45 AM PST by babyfreep
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To: carriage_hill

“I’ve got 50-lbs in 3-lb packs of PA County Bacon and Sausage, in the garage freezers,”

I hope it’s registered. Do you have a permit to carry your bacon?


34 posted on 02/10/2013 6:10:49 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Lawyers have caused thousands of times more destruction to our nation than have guns)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

No permit for hi-cap bacon pkgs! Uh-oh!


35 posted on 02/10/2013 6:16:58 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: carriage_hill

For Christmas, I found mr. a some bacon-scented shaving cream. One of my presents from him was a bacon-scented car air freshener.

It is a happy marriage.


36 posted on 02/10/2013 6:26:57 AM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: mrs. a

Excellent! Bacon keeps people happy.


37 posted on 02/10/2013 6:36:25 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: Figment

Did you see this reply? Has to be a vegan.


a. linsay · 12 hours ago

The way these pigs are killed, raised — stuck in gestation crates — watching their piglets live in darkness in a factory, boiled flippin’ alive for the dehairing process — all so jerks like you all can shove pig flesh in your mouths, get high cholesterol, and most of you are fat. Inflating health care costs...it’s inexcusable what you consumers do to animals and how they are treated, all so you can buy the hype and shove down your throats fat greased bacon (pig skin and flesh).


38 posted on 02/10/2013 6:41:54 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: JoeProBono
That there better be *REAL* Vermont Maple syrup*.....or else!


39 posted on 02/10/2013 7:17:28 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: JoeProBono

I’m on my way to the store. Got bacon?


40 posted on 02/10/2013 7:17:37 AM PST by Pit1 (Obama is the bump in the road.)
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