Sunday, October 5, 2008

Canned/Precooked Bacon face-off

Ligaya* alerts me to another installment in the Onion AV Club's journey to bacon bliss. This one is a taste test of canned bacon and precooked bacon. Big surprise - can bacon seems to be exactly as disgusting as you'd expect. And the precooked bacon just makes me sad. You save a few minutes, sure. And you take a major hit in taste and mountains of added chemical nonsense. 

*Ligaya didn't request a specific link, but she works with this organization and I wanted to give it a shout-out. I met a lot of the people working there when I was in China last winter, and they're absolute rock stars. Plus, the organization is grass-roots local empowerment at its best, supporting people rather than rolling in with piles of money and running their world for them. It's an amazing organization.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Bacon mayo in the NYTimes

And my dear friend Katie sent me a link to this article in the NYTimes about their competition for the best use of bacon mayo (original recipe for bacon mayo can be found here). I'm not into mayonnaise myself, but I endorse the general sentiment.

Meanwhile, dear readers, the weather in Chicago is turning crispy and autumnal, which means it's time to start working on my winter coat, ie, eat more bacon. So more updates soon.

In the meantime, thanks for the contributions!


Dan from Porkopolis sends the following email:

Hi culture_vulture,

In this age, the lack of proper support and funding for bacon research is shameful. Your efforts at rooting on through the wastelands of healthful, low fat and meatless menus is commendable. Bravo!! I'd like to suggest a few bacon related items I thought you might like to include at Theories of Bacon:

I just added a new poem to my collection in the Porkopolis Library.
"Bacon" by the cowboy poet Badger Clark:
there is also "Song of Bacon" by Roy Blount, Jr.:

Salvador Dali's "Soft Self-portrait with Grilled Bacon" is in the Art Museum:

And finally, I found this advertising image of Bacon Love at The Museum of Mid-Century Illustration.
What a fun image. Maybe you can develop a blog entry around it? We'll always have bacon...

All of the site is available for you to use for bacon research.
I'd appreciate a credit link if any ideas are spawned.

Root on,

Thanks so much Dan! Keep up the good work!