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  • Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies

    12/21/2010 7:50:33 AM PST · by fishtank · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Instructables.Com ^ | 12-21-2010
    If you've ever found yourself asking "How can I get more bacon into my life?", this recipe is perfect for you. I first got this idea when I saw the cookies on an episode of Ace of Cakes. I found a few other recipes online, but I decided to use my favorite chocolate chip recipe, and add bacon. This recipe yields about 24 cookies.
  • Corn Crunch Means Costliest Beef in Quarter Century

    10/27/2010 8:39:35 AM PDT · by EBH · 71 replies
    Business Week ^ | 10/10/10 | By Whitney McFerron and Elizabeth Campbell
    Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Meat prices are poised to extend a 14 percent rally this year that drove U.S. retail costs to the highest levels since the 1980s as surging corn futures prevent livestock producers from expanding their herds. The U.S. cattle herd in July was the smallest since 1973 and the number of breeding hogs last month was near the lowest ever, government data show. Corn futures jumped to a two-year high today and the price of the main feed ingredient is more than 70 percent above the 10-year average.
  • Cafe owner ordered to remove extractor fan because neighbour claimed......

    10/21/2010 3:16:48 PM PDT · by Justaham · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10-21-10
    Original title: Cafe owner ordered to remove extractor fan because neighbour claimed 'smell of frying bacon offends Muslims' A hard-working cafe owner has been ordered to tear down an extractor fan - because the smell of her frying bacon 'offends' Muslims. Planning bosses acted against Beverley Akciecek, 49, after being told her next-door neighbour's Muslim friends had felt 'physically sick' due to the 'foul odour'. Councillors at Stockport Council in Greater Manchester say the smell from the fan is 'unacceptable on the grounds of residential amenity'. The fan has been in Beverley's Snack Shack takeaway in the Shaw Heath area...
  • Cafe owner ordered to remove extractor fan...'smell of frying bacon offends Muslims'

    10/21/2010 9:18:28 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 21 Oct 2010 | Pam Geller
    Really nuts. The world is descending into madness accommodating the most radical, intolerant ideology in the world. Go figure. Cafe owner ordered to remove extractor fan because neighbour claimed 'smell of frying bacon offends Muslims' Daily Mail Online (hat tip WR) A hard-working cafe owner has been ordered to tear down an extractor fan - because the smell of her frying bacon 'offends' Muslims. Planning bosses acted against Beverley Akciecek, 49, after being told her next-door neighbour's Muslim friends had felt 'physically sick' due to the 'foul odour'. Councillors at Stockport Council in Greater Manchester say the smell from the...
  • smell of frying bacon offends Muslims

    10/21/2010 9:43:43 AM PDT · by Puppage · 103 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/21/2010 | Puppage
    A hard-working cafe owner has been ordered to tear down an extractor fan - because the smell of her frying bacon 'offends' Muslims. Planning bosses acted against Beverley Akciecek, 49, after being told her next-door neighbour's Muslim friends had felt 'physically sick' due to the 'foul odour'.
  • Home-Cured Bacon

    10/16/2010 9:07:52 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 70 replies
    ruhlman ^ | October 12, 2010 | ruhlman
    —Order five pounds of fresh pork belly from your grocery store, the pork guy at your farmers market, or from a local butcher shop. —Buy a box of 2-gallon zip-top bags if you don’t have a container big enough to hold the belly. —Mix the following together in a small bowl: 2 ounces (1/4 cup Morton or Diamond Crystal coarse kosher) salt 2 teaspoons pink curing salt #1 (I use this DQ Cure from Butcher-Packer, $2) 4 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper 4 bay leaves, crumbled 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/4 cup brown sugar or honey or maple syrup...
  • Bacon attack on an American mosque: prank or hate crime?

    10/15/2010 4:57:19 PM PDT · by Free in Texas · 44 replies ^ | October 15, 2010 | By Patrik Jonsson, Staff writer
    When he first spotted the strange graffiti, Mushtaq Hussain thought it was a juvenile prank: Somebody had used bacon strips on a sidewalk in front of a Florence, S.C., mosque to spell out the words "PIG" and "CHUMP"
  • Islamic Center Defaced with Bacon Slices

    10/12/2010 7:32:56 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 102 replies · 1+ views
    <p>Officials are investigating an Islamic center in South Carolina defaced when someone spelled out "PIG CHUMP" in bacon slices.</p> <p>Florence Police Major Carlos Raines said Tuesday that someone placed the bacon in foot-high letters on a tiled walkway at the Florence Islamic Center between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday.</p>
  • 911 Firefighter Dad: "Obama was Talking to Down Us Like Everybody is a Racist and a Bigot" (Video)

    09/11/2010 8:11:47 PM PDT · by GVnana · 70 replies
    Our "president." Can't say more. I'm too disgusted.
  • BREAKING: Dog Attacks Koran

    09/10/2010 4:39:01 PM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 241 replies · 7+ views
    The Word of Dog ^ | 9/11/10 (MeccaTime) | Joe 6-Pack
    Roverand Terry Bones The Koran in more peaceful times... Following a private meeting with Imam Fido Rowf, the Roverand Terry Bones held a press conference where he announced that he would continue with his plans to celebrate the Islamic feast of Eid by feasting on a Koran. “I’ve had a look at the Koran,” stated Bones, “and it appears kind of dry, so I figured I’d add some bacon or pork sausage. I mean, you can’t have a fatwa without ‘f-a-t’, right?” Jones continued, “I’m not against the Koran as a whole, in fact, I’ve book-marked some of my...
  • Nationwide Saturday Cookout Recipes in Honor of 9/11

    09/09/2010 2:59:49 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 92 replies
    Self | 9/9/10 | Self
    I am looking for recipes for a good cookout meat this Saturday. Anyone?
  • Vote YES on Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog

    09/03/2010 11:53:17 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 42 replies
    Farmer John ^ | Sept. 3, 2010 | Unknown
    We're on a mission to make the Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog the Official Hot Dog of Los Angeles. With your vote, we'll alert the powers that be and demand that the delicious, culinary masterpiece that is the Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog be crowned the Official Hot Dog of this magnificent city.
  • Increase in bacon prices helping pork producers regain profits

    08/19/2010 8:37:17 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 90 replies
    Kokomo Tribune ^ | August 19, 2010 | By K.O. Jackson
    Tipton — Without it, it’s just a boring veggie sandwich. With it, it’s a one-of-a-kind taste perfect for a hot, summer evening. During the summer — especially in August when produce is fresh — nothing compliments tomatoes and lettuce on a sandwich like bacon. That’s pork bacon: Bacon substitutes need not apply. However, consumers are finding it’s costing a lot more to make a BLT sandwich because of the rising price of bacon. Consumers are currently paying record-high prices for bacon; prices for other pork products are also expected to increase because the number of pork farmers and the size...
  • I Hope You're Feeling Peckish, Because You're About to Witness a BACON EXPLOSION

    08/19/2010 3:27:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/19/2010 | Andrew M Brown
    There’s something about the dish known as bacon explosion that’s typically American. If you haven’t come across it, the recipe comprises Italian sausagemeat and syrupy barbecue sauce all bound up in a sort of roll with a lattice of fatty bacon, then smoked on a barbecue at a rate of one hour per inch. The whole thing contains about half a kilo of fat. The dish emerged in 2008 on the website BBQ Addicts and quickly grew to become a genuine internet phenomenon, attracting more than half a million page-views. The recipe is easy to follow and if you can’t...
  • US spending $16,000 for imam's Mideast tour [ As Nancy calls for Investigation of Mosque Critics]

    08/18/2010 5:41:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 59 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 18 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - American taxpayers will pay the imam behind plans for a mosque near the Manhattan site of the Sept. 11 attacks $3,000 in fees for a three-nation outreach trip to the Middle East that will cost roughly $16,000, the State Department said Wednesday. The department said Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf will get a daily $200 honorarium for the 15-day tour to Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, which is intended to promote religious tolerance. Airfare is included, as well as the standard federal government per diem for expenses and lodging in each of the cities he will...
  • State Fair Presents Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger with Chocolate Covered Bacon

    08/06/2010 8:22:15 AM PDT · by Joy in the Journey · 29 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel Online ^ | August 6, 2010 | Cailley Hammel
    Between the cream puffs and everything you can get on a stick, food at the Wisconsin State Fair is a dish best served over the top. Ladies and gentlemen, meet 2010's early favorite: the Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger. Sold at the Machine Shed tent at the fair, the $5 burger features the normal patty and melted cheese, but with a Krispy Kreme doughnut for a bun. For an extra dollar, patrons can top the burger with last year's big hit: chocolate-covered bacon on a stick (furthering the debate on whether the new dish is dinner or dessert). The calorie count: 1,000,...
  • Followup: tried the JD's Bacon Salt sampler pack.

    07/06/2010 6:51:30 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 28 replies · 2+ views
    FR Chat thread | Tues, July 7th, 2010 | DGHoodini
    On hoagy62's suggestion, I bought a sampler pack of JD's Bacon Salt. (from Amazon) It had 4 different mixes: Original, Natural, Peppered, and Hickory. I have tried them all now, and I found them to be tasty. May favorite at present. is the Peppered, and the one I am least impressed by, is the Hickory. But that may be just a matter of taste buds, and that maybe I really didn't put enough of it on, to properly appreciate the taste. I am intrigued about the possibilities for using it in other dishes, the most natural one being eggs. But...
  • Drink 'like eating 68 bits of bacon" (2,000-CALORIE milkshake dubbed the worst drink in the US)

    05/26/2010 6:06:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies · 935+ views
    The Sun ^ | 26 May 2010 | STAFF REPORTER
    Drink 'like eating 68 bits of bacon' A 2,000-CALORIE milkshake that is the equivalent of 68 rashers of bacon and 30 chocolate-chip cookies has been dubbed the worst drink in the US. Made with chocolate ice cream, milk and peanut butter, the drink - called the Cold Stone PB&C - packs a whopping 2,010 calories, 131 grams of fat - 68 grams of which is saturated - and a massive 153 grams of sugar. It topped the Men's Health 20 Worst Drinks in America 2010 list, beating a McDonald's Triple Thick Chocolate Milkshake to the post. Delicious The magazine said...
  • Drink 'like eating 68 bits of bacon'

    05/26/2010 6:01:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies · 999+ views
    the sun ^ | 5/26/10 | staff
    A 2,000-CALORIE milkshake that is the equivalent of 68 rashers of bacon and 30 chocolate-chip cookies has been dubbed the worst drink in the US. Made with chocolate ice cream, milk and peanut butter, the drink - called the Cold Stone PB&C - packs a whopping 2,010 calories, 131 grams of fat - 68 grams of which is saturated - and a massive 153 grams of sugar. It topped the Men's Health 20 Worst Drinks in America 2010 list, beating a McDonald's Triple Thick Chocolate Milkshake to the post. Delicious The magazine said on its website: "In terms of saturated...
  • A Guilt-Free Hamburger

    05/18/2010 7:34:06 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies · 629+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 18, 2010 | Ron Winslow
    ... A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that the heart risk long associated with red meat comes mostly from processed varieties such as bacon, sausage, hot dogs and cold cuts—and not from steak, hamburgers and other non-processed cuts. The finding is surprising because both types of red meat are high in saturated fat, a substance believed to be partly responsible for the increased risk of heart disease. But the new study raises the possibility that when it comes to meat, at least, the real bad actor may be salt. Processed meats generally have about four...
  • Southern Minn. man accused of stabbing 29 pigs

    05/05/2010 11:38:21 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 17 replies · 354+ views
    az family ^ | 5-5-10 | ap
    FAIRMONT, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a southern Minnesota man was drunk when he allegedly went into a barn and stabbed 29 pigs. Twenty-three-year-old Curtis Lee Adams of Winnegago faces burglary, cruelty to animals and other charges in last week's incident at the Wiechman Pigs hog barn. All 29 pigs had to be euthanized. Authorities say he had blood on his knuckles and smelled of pigs and pig manure when he was found in the barn early April 27. According to authorities, he told a deputy he could remember drinking at a bar and falling asleep in his truck, then...
  • The next Obamacare target: Your bacon sandwich

    04/22/2010 6:29:14 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 59 replies · 1,046+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/22/2010 | Chris Stirewalt
    Are you prepared to go from the supermarket to the black market for your bacon? The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to lower the boom on sodium content in American food. And companies are scrambling to lower the salt levels in their products in advance of the new rules. The target is not really your BLT, but instead the huge piles of sodium that are used to make otherwise inedible processed food pass for something good to eat. It is cheaper for the food industry to fool your palate with flavor additives than use good ingredients. So, for example,...
  • Is Your Bacon Sandwich Next Target In Obamacare?

    04/22/2010 4:14:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 49 replies · 876+ views ^ | April 22, 2010 | annem040359
    Will you need to do your buying of bacon for your bacon sandwich on the black market if the Obama White House gets its way? With the Food and Drug Adminstration working to control the salt intake in food, many food companies are in a race to lower the amount of sodium levels in advance of the new upcoming FDA rules. Plus these same companies are working hard to change the thinking of the culture in respects to junk food.
  • Cooking Some Bacon – The Machine Gun Method

    04/01/2010 9:00:00 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 23 replies · 962+ views
    Making breakfast couldn’t get any more manly: I’ve discovered a new way of cooking bacon. All you need is: bacon, tin foil, some string, and.. oh whats it called?… oh yeah, an old worn out 7.62mm machinegun that is about to be discarded, and about 200 rounds of ammunition. 1) You start by wrapping the barrel in tin foil. Then you wrap bacon around it, and tie it down with some string. 2) you then wrap some more tin foil around it, and once again tie it down with string. 3) It is now ready to be inserted into the...
  • Cooking Bacons with a Machine Gun

    03/30/2010 11:46:25 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 47 replies · 4,023+ views
    Notoriously Conservative ^ | 03 30 10 | Notoriously Conservative
    Behold, a new way of cooking bacon. All you need is: bacon, tin foil, some string, your every day, common, household machinegun, and about 200 rounds of ammunition. You start by wrapping the barrel in tin foil. Then you wrap bacon around it, and tie it down with some string. You then wrap some more tin foil around it, and once again tie it down with string. It is now ready to be inserted into the cooking device. After just a few short bursts (Give it about 200-250 rounds. ) you should be able to smell the wonderful aroma of...
  • Bacon and cheesecake have an effect on the brain similar to heroin and cocaine: study

    03/28/2010 1:49:47 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 52 replies · 1,184+ views
    The National Post ^ | Sunday, March 28, 2010 | Sharon Kirkey
    Bacon and cheesecake can alter the brain in ways similar to heroin and cocaine, according to scientists who say they have found the most compelling proof yet that high-fat foods rewire the brain and drive the development of compulsive eating. When rats raised on regular chow were suddenly given unrestricted access to a high-fat diet, they lost complete control over their eating. Not even mild foot shocks kept them from compulsively feasting on chocolate bars, cream-stuffed cakes, sausage, frosting and other highly palatable human foods. Within 40 days, their body weight had increased 25%.
  • Mmm Bacon...Flavored Vodka?

    03/22/2010 8:49:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies · 603+ views ^ | March 18, 2010 | Richard Goldsmith
    Mmm Bacon...Flavored Vodka? By Richard Goldsmith - America's favorite straight stuff gets an injection of flavor. Once upon a time, vodka was popular for being virtually tasteless, delivering all the punch of alcohol without all of that annoying flavor. It was the ultimate blank canvas, melding with pretty much any mixer a bartender could pair it with. As vodka popularity grew in the ‘80s and ‘90s, liquor distillers realized there was money to be made through product extensions, so companies dove in head first. Thus, the tidal wave of flavored vodkas was unleashed. Flavored vodkas have actually been around...
  • Stop the Bacon Insanity!

    03/06/2010 12:42:01 AM PST · by Daffynition · 44 replies · 883+ views
    The Daily ^ | Mar 6 2010 | Tim LoveM
    With its salty-smoky-sweet crispiness, bacon ranks up there with chocolate as a great populist ingredient. A piece of chocolate-covered bacon may, in fact, have been the greatest thing I've ever tasted. Still, as both a fan of all things meat and a restaurateur, I have to speak truth to power: The bacon craze has gone too far. To professional and amateur chefs alike, it has become more than just a potent tool for infusing fat and flavor. It has become a ubiquitous ingredient in everything from cocktails to crockpots, used by chefs a bit too liberally in favor of that...
  • MUST Read -- White House contracting proposal could have big impact on construction industry

    03/01/2010 6:12:07 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 18 replies · 936+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/01/10 | Gautham Nagesh
    The White House has acknowledged that it is considering a proposal that would significantly alter the way it awards federal contracts, but said the discussions are in early stages and that no immediate policy changes are forthcoming. The proposal, dubbed the “High Road Contracting Policy,” was first reported by The Daily Caller in early February. According to multiple sources familiar with the discussions, the proposal would give preference to government contractors that pay their hourly workers a “living wage” and provide additional benefits such as health insurance, employer-funded retirement plans and paid sick leave. An administration official declined to comment...
  • Fest To Feature 1,000 Pounds Of Bacon, Bacon Cookie

    02/26/2010 6:41:32 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 46 replies · 726+ views
    kcci ^ | February 24, 2010
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- The annual Bacon Fest held in Des Moines this weekend is already sold out. The third annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival kicks off on Saturday. Last year, bacon lovers indulged in 13 different kinds of bacon. This weekend's festival is sold out. Close to 600 people have purchased tickets to chow down on more than 1,000 pounds of bacon on Saturday. Baby Boomers Cafe in the East Village is gearing up for Bacon Fest by making their famous chocolate chunk cookies with bacon. Owner Rodney Maxfield said they've already sold 2,800 this week. "I think it’s...
  • Shrove Tuesday: 'Pancake Day' Explained

    02/15/2010 2:19:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 49 replies · 847+ views ^ | not given |
    Shrove Tuesday 'Pancake Day' Explained Catherine FournierI remember Pancake Day from my childhood. A bizarre tradition, one that turned my mother's nutritional schedule upside down, one that transformed math class into a picnic in our school rooms. Though I asked, there was little or no explanation for the inexplicable adult actions, and offered plates of pancakes brimming with butter and dripping with syrup, I didn't question the matter too closely.During my first Lenten season as a Catholic, I finally began to gain some understanding and explanation for this strange habit. Actually not so strange at all, it makes perfect sense...
  • Muslim protesters branded British soldiers as rapists and baby killers [Brits throw bacon]

    01/04/2010 1:57:34 PM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 79 replies · 3,016+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1/4/10 | Lucy Ballinger
    A group of Muslim protesters shouted 'murderers', 'rapists', 'baby killers' and chanted 'burn in hell' at soldiers on a homecoming parade from Iraq, a court heard today. Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment were greeted by protesters screaming the hostile jeers and holding placards as they marched through Luton last year...(snip) At one point it is alleged pieces of bacon were thrown at the Muslim protesters and others shouted 'go and have a shave' and 'Bin Laden's wife is a whore'.
  • Merry Christmas!!! OINK OINK!!!! How to Cook Your Bacon.

    12/23/2009 2:44:06 AM PST · by 1FASTGLOCK45 · 50 replies · 1,662+ views
    Self | 12/23/2009 | Self
    Bacon is FUN!!!! It maybe one of the most dangerous jobs in the kitchen.
  • More bacon gifts for the holidays

    12/12/2009 5:10:30 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 51 replies · 1,327+ views
    latimes ^ | December 9, 2009
    The problem with telling people you love bacon is that you'll receive a slew of awful bacon gag gifts. Bacon mints, bacon toothpicks, bacon air freshener, bacon gummy candy, bacon neckties... I have them all. This year, if you have a bacon fanatic on your list, love them enough to get them a quality bacon-themed gift. If you can't manage that, just get them some bacon.
  • Scientists Create Lab-Grown Pork; Bacon Industry Unmoved

    12/01/2009 4:34:27 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies · 761+ views
    Sphere ^ | November 30, 2009 | Andrew Schneider
    Scientists in the Netherlands have created pig in a test tube. Debate has already started on whether it will save the world, or just throw vegetarians into a quandary. In the meantime, the researchers may be in line for a celebratory feast: They could be the new front-runners for a million-dollar prize offered by a major animal rights group. The research team, funded by a major sausage maker and the Dutch government, used cells from a live pig to grow pork muscle tissue in a Petri dish. After extracting cells called myoblasts from the muscle of a live pig, the...
  • Ruff love: How a Rottweiler saved a runt piglet's bacon (EXTREME CUTENESS WARNING)

    10/14/2009 3:44:43 PM PDT · by Stoat · 15 replies · 1,627+ views
    A baby pig abandoned by her mother has found a new home after being adopted... by a Rottweiler. The little piggy called Apple Sauce faced starving when she was rejected by her mum as the runt of a litter of 13.  But animal lover Heidi Rhiann hoped her pet Rottweiler Sasha might help after having eight puppies of her own.   Ham-azing friendship: Apple Sauce the piglet sleeps with a litter of Rottweiler pups after she was abandoned by her mother at birth The family were delighted when the piglet was accepted by Sasha - and became piggy in...
  • When bacon isn't enough, add butter and blue cheese

    10/07/2009 1:21:20 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 35 replies · 1,201+ views ^ | October 6, 2009 | JADEN HAIR
    The world has gone bacon crazy, and it has nothing to do with the food item actually made from pork bellies. I'm talking about products sold in tubes, squeeze bottles, jars, cans and tablets, all flashing the word "BACON!" as the only selling point, and there isn't an ounce of real pork in the ingredients. Apparently, that one word is so powerful, the products are still flying off the shelves! I've seen "bakon" vodka (Twitter member @MarcSeattle says it tastes like Bac-Os mixed with motor oil."); zero-calorie bacon-flavor spray, packaged in a hairspray-like bottle by celebrity chef David Burke; a...
  • Obese skunk put on vegetarian diet to battle bacon addiction

    10/01/2009 9:12:23 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies · 1,483+ views
    mnn ^ | Sep 30 2009 | Stephanie Rogers
    Mr. Bumble the skunk loves his bacon sandwiches, but his new owners have put him on a vegetarian diet to help shed the extra weight they’ve added to his frame. At 14 pounds, Mr. Bumble is twice his ideal weight. His previous owners, who indulged his love for pork, gave him to the RSPCA and he now lives at Tropiquaria animal park near Watchet, Scotland where he’s fed fruit and vegetables. His new healthy diet, along with a daily exercise regimen, should help him shed the extra 7 pounds that have made his naturally sleek body so rotund. Skunks’ natural...
  • Shoplifter Shoves 3 Pounds Of Bacon In His Pants

    09/13/2009 8:25:23 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 41 replies · 1,527+ views
    consumerist. ^ | Sun Sep 13 2009, | Laura Northrup
    In a case that makes a compelling argument for the use of anti-meat-shoplifting dogs, a man in Mary Esther, Florida was caught when grocery store personnel noticed that he was "looking suspicious." He looked suspicious because of the 48 ounces of bacon he had stuffed in his pants. We trust that the always mature readers of Consumerist will find nothing amusing about this situation whatsoever.
  • World's Oldest Person Dies At 115: Ate Steady Diet of...Bacon

    09/11/2009 6:05:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies · 2,013+ views ^ | Sept. 11, 2009 | Doug Ross
    Reliapundit alerts us to breaking news: Gertrude Baines, who lived to be the world's oldest person on a steady diet of crispy bacon, fried chicken and ice cream, died Friday at a nursing home. She was 115. Baines, who remarked last year that she enjoyed life so much she wouldn't mind living another 100 years, died in her sleep, said Emma Camanag, administrator at Western Convalescent Hospital. The centenarian likely suffered a heart attack, said her longtime physician, Dr. Charles Witt. An autopsy was scheduled to determine the cause of death. ...Staff at Baines' nursing home described her as a...
  • International Bacon Day Sep. 5 2009: Celebrate Everything Bacon!

    09/05/2009 6:17:53 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 51 replies · 1,567+ views ^ | September 3, 2009 | Jon Azpiri
    For many, the Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer. For others, it's a time to celebrate sweet delicious bacon! International Bacon Day is celebrated on the Saturday before Labor Day. In 2009, International Bacon Day falls on September 5.  So how does one celebrate International Bacon Day. The official International Bacon Day blog suggests eating bacon for breakfast, a BLT for lunch, and throwing a little bacon on the grill for dinner. In between feedings, you can sit down and watch Kevin Bacon movies as you digest all that delicious fat and grease. Perhaps you can decorate the house...
  • Can bacon get any better? Yes, when you cure your own

    09/05/2009 6:23:28 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 71 replies · 2,135+ views
    projo ^ | Lisa Abraham
    We are a people obsessed with bacon. And the obsession is growing. Chef and food writer Michael Ruhlman is working to make sure the pork belly doesn’t lose its soul. He’s a purist when it comes to bacon, believing people should cure their own at home to taste what bacon is really all about. Curing at home, he says, is as easy as marinating a steak — everyone can do it, and everyone would do it if they just tried it once and tasted the difference. “People say to me, ‘Your bacon has changed my life,’ ” Ruhlman said. Ruhlman’s simple...
  • Tactical Canned Bacon Will Be "Edible" For 10 Years

    08/28/2009 6:38:40 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 100 replies · 1,699+ views ^ | Aug 27 2009 | Sean Fallon
    We have talked about canned bacon in the past, but if you want the Cadillac of preserved pork you pick up a can of Tac-Bac. This xxxx [edited] lasts for 10 years! What would it taste like? What would it taste like after 10 years in the can? I'm horrified and intrigued at the same time. If you are willing to try it out, each can of Tac-Bac holds about 54 slices of bacon. Not a bad deal for $16 a can.
  • New Foods on a Stick: WI State Fair adds Chocolate-Covered Bacon to Its Menu

    08/03/2009 5:24:49 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 27 replies · 1,406+ views ^ | August 1, 2009 | Mary Bergin
    Chocolate-covered bacon, anyone? Food on a stick means kabobs on the grill, ice cream bars on the run, caramel apples for Halloween. You know where we’re going with this, right? Fair-weather fans crave oddball food during this time of year, and that can mean collecting sticks during all meal courses. The lines don’t begin and end at the Pronto Pup stand. Food-on-a-stick menus are getting fatter, embracing cotton candy and hot dogs to deep-fried Oreos and chunks of cheese. Expect more than three dozen choices when the Wisconsin State Fair opens Aug. 6 in West Allis, and the most outrageous...
  • It's It's Father's Day - go ahead and pig out - go ahead and pig out

    06/19/2009 3:34:46 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 323+ views
    dallasnews ^ | June 19, 2009
    It's a big week for Man Food. In anticipation of Father's Day, the current supermarket sales lean toward the decidedly carnivorous – steaks, ribs, various wursts. Because it is my cherished goal in life to be of service to humanity, I undertook production of what may be the Man Food's reigning apotheosis – the oft-discussed Bacon Explosion. The Bacon Explosion swept the Internet like a tidal wave earlier this year, after a couple of Kansas City barbecue bloggers (and shrewd online marketeers) produced their version and unveiled it to the world. It is widely regarded as the most accessed recipe...
  • The Gross-Food Movement

    06/07/2009 2:40:10 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 36 replies · 972+ views
    gourmet ^ | 06.02.09
    From burgers on doughnut buns to tacos wrapped in pizza and blueberry pancakes, over-the-top food combinations have colonized the Internet. Here, a closer look at this culinary subculture. From burgers on doughnut buns to tacos wrapped in pizza and blueberry pancakes, over-the-top food combinations have colonized the Internet. Here, a closer look at this culinary subculture. Read why an ugly dinner isn’t always a bad thing Check out Robert Ashley’s last piece for, a history of food-themed video games Catch up on the latest news in food + cooking In the faddish world of online pop culture, a particular...
  • The value of bacon grease

    05/30/2009 10:17:25 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 145 replies · 4,608+ views
    record-eagle ^ | May 30, 2009 | ED HUNGNESS
    Does anyone ever wonder what happens to all the bacon grease? I doubt if many ever ponder this question for very long. In the current economy, our leaders, as well as environmental "experts," are encouraging us to "go green." We are looking for ways to save gas, and soon we'll be encouraged to buy little electric automobiles that look like roller skates on steroids. Imagine trying to drive one of those down a two-track in a northern Michigan winter! I wonder if the hybrids will be available in a four-wheel drive version with a Hemi? Can you imagine a hunter...
  • $$$$ThE oFfIcIaL fRiDaY sIlLiNeSs ThReAd$$$$

    05/29/2009 6:04:22 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 182 replies · 8,553+ views
    Well, this week has brought us some interesting events:We got Joe Biden and another gaffe, wherein his teleprompter blows over and then he said: "What am I gonna tell the president when I tell him his Teleprompter is broken?  What will he do then?": And then North Korea fires more missiles and threatens the US and S. Korea: And Obama puts forth another socialist for his Cabinet of Corruption and he's so empathetic about it: And then Harry Reid and Obama went to Nevada and looked at Solar Panels But enough of that 'bout some bacon?
  • The ultimate Weapon: BA-K-47

    05/20/2009 2:25:39 AM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 2 replies · 613+ views
    We had our first annual Bacon Day this past Saturday. As a huge fan of bacon, and all the great bacon blogs out there, I decided it was time for me to make my own bacon creation. I came up with the BA-K-47, a 1:1 scale AK-47 made out of bacon. It took a total of eight hours to create, a lot of bacon, and a blowtorch... oh yeah, and our good friend beer helped too.
  • Bacon, redeemed

    05/16/2009 2:36:53 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 82 replies · 2,222+ views
    kansascity ^ | Barb Shelly
    While paging through the latest edition of Bon Appetit, I stumbled upon some truly good news. They have a feature titled "10 Surprising Superfoods," items both healthful and up to gourmet standards. Item No. One: Bacon! Says the magazine, "... here comes Jennifer McLagan, author of a book simply called Fat, telling us that 45 percent of the fat in bacon is monounsaturated, the good-for-you fat that can help lower bad cholesterol levels. Better still, bacon's monounsaturated fat turns out to be oleic acid, the same fat found in olive oil. So that means that some could argue that bacon...