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  • Post #31 - November 6th, 2007, 4:51 pm
    Post #31 - November 6th, 2007, 4:51 pm Post #31 - November 6th, 2007, 4:51 pm
    [quote="iahawk89"]It just cracks me up that the ingredient list of the Hammond's cookies says "Bacon (non Kosher)" As if there was a kosher version of bacon.

    The old joke is that kosher bacon comes from a circumcised pig.
  • Post #32 - November 6th, 2007, 9:04 pm
    Post #32 - November 6th, 2007, 9:04 pm Post #32 - November 6th, 2007, 9:04 pm
    A vote for the pleasingly textured bacon at Sweet Maple Cafe on Taylor.
  • Post #33 - November 7th, 2007, 12:38 am
    Post #33 - November 7th, 2007, 12:38 am Post #33 - November 7th, 2007, 12:38 am
    I saw the title of this thread and was reminded of a post by Chris Onstad on his most recent blog entry:

    I've seen my dog growl and get nasty when we try to tickle her after we set down her bowl of manure pellets (or whatever it is we feed her) — but try pulling a piece of bacon out of my hand as I lift it to my mouth. I'd give my own mother a sharp elbow in the solar plexus, and I love her as much as any good son. This raises unpleasant questions about primacy and my character in general, but those among you who didn't feel a pang of sympathy just now, rise up and shuffle off. Bacon is as close as food gets to a narcotic, and, like marijuana, it's the sort of thing you really won't appreciate until you order special versions through the mail.
  • Post #34 - November 14th, 2007, 10:56 am
    Post #34 - November 14th, 2007, 10:56 am Post #34 - November 14th, 2007, 10:56 am
    Mmmm....bacon....

    One interesting application of bacon that comes to mind is the Bacon, Peanut Butter, and Pineapple panini I've seen on the Quencher's menu. Not being a place I really want to eat in (although MAN do I love the beer selection), I've never had it. However, being a long-time fan of my pizza combination of bacon, pineapple, and onion, the application of peanut butter intrigues me.

    Dom from skilletdoux who posts frequently (I don't know him/you, but I've read most of his blog...I swear I'm not a stalker; rather, a bored desk jockey) has a recipe on his blog for bacon mayonaise - making mayo using bacon fat. WOW. I'm impressed, intrigued, and a bit frightened.

    And somewhere on LTH there's a thread of people talking about the Bacon Cheeseburger of a restaurant I've forgotten where the burger patty itself is made out of ground bacon.....
    Last edited by amyliz on November 14th, 2007, 11:44 am, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #35 - November 14th, 2007, 11:37 am
    Post #35 - November 14th, 2007, 11:37 am Post #35 - November 14th, 2007, 11:37 am
    M Henry's on Clark has candied bacon. It's super crunchy and delightful!
    Moses supposes his toeses are roses, but Moses supposes erroneously. Moses, he knowses his toeses aren't roses, as Moses supposes his toeses to be.
  • Post #36 - November 19th, 2007, 4:05 pm
    Post #36 - November 19th, 2007, 4:05 pm Post #36 - November 19th, 2007, 4:05 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:
    marias23 wrote:Vosges now has a bacon-flavored chocolate bar. Yeah, talk about indulgence. Death by bacon and chocolate! :D


    No kidding? I tried the maple-caramelized one at Coco Rouge and was not impressed; however, I love Vosges so I'll have to look for that. It sounds like it wold be great - chocolate + bacon should equal heaven.


    Oh MAN. That Vosges bar blows Coco Rouge out of the greasy, smoky water. The milk chocolate goes better with the bacon than semi-sweet does, and they cost the same. And I feel so much more welcome at Vosges than the over-pretentious Coco. Go! Go now! Eat bacon!
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #37 - November 19th, 2007, 4:11 pm
    Post #37 - November 19th, 2007, 4:11 pm Post #37 - November 19th, 2007, 4:11 pm
    wino66 wrote:I wait tables at Gioco, and the brunch offers eggs benedict with pancetta under the eggs, finished with truffle hollandaise...of course you can order a side of bacon to compliment.


    I just went there yesterday to try this very dish.

    Is this what angels eat? I think it is. I think God must've made it himself.

    Since we're getting close to Thanksgiving and Christmas, I'm going off the subject for a bad joke:

    A guy goes into a buffet and orders eggs benedict for Christmas brunch. He gets to the end of the line and sees that the sauce is presented in a hubcap. "Why are you using a hubcap for a plate?" asks the customer. The server replies: "Because there's no plate like chrome for the hollandaise." :lol:
    (Please forgive me)
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #38 - November 20th, 2007, 8:32 pm
    Post #38 - November 20th, 2007, 8:32 pm Post #38 - November 20th, 2007, 8:32 pm
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  • Post #39 - November 20th, 2007, 9:16 pm
    Post #39 - November 20th, 2007, 9:16 pm Post #39 - November 20th, 2007, 9:16 pm
    I tried the peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich (served on brioche and drizzled with honey) at the Violet Hour last week. Delicious. I foresee myself meeting the same bloated end as the King himself now that I've tried this masterful creation.
  • Post #40 - November 21st, 2007, 9:12 pm
    Post #40 - November 21st, 2007, 9:12 pm Post #40 - November 21st, 2007, 9:12 pm
    Thanks vrod! This made my day after my failed attempt at a mascarpone cheesecake. I'll send it along to all my bacon-lovin' friends.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #41 - November 21st, 2007, 9:13 pm
    Post #41 - November 21st, 2007, 9:13 pm Post #41 - November 21st, 2007, 9:13 pm
    GardenofEatin wrote:I tried the peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich (served on brioche and drizzled with honey) at the Violet Hour last week. Delicious. I foresee myself meeting the same bloated end as the King himself now that I've tried this masterful creation.


    I think Krispy Kremes killed Elvis. It couldn't be bacon, bacon's our friend!
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #42 - January 30th, 2008, 9:02 am
    Post #42 - January 30th, 2008, 9:02 am Post #42 - January 30th, 2008, 9:02 am
    I had to put this up...we were driving through Tennessee and saw the As Seen On TV outlet store, so we stopped to peruse.

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    mmmm...microwave bacon. eww.
    - Mark

    Homer: Are you saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon? Ham? Pork chops?
    Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal.
    Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.
  • Post #43 - January 30th, 2008, 9:05 am
    Post #43 - January 30th, 2008, 9:05 am Post #43 - January 30th, 2008, 9:05 am
    Wino- I think there is a thread on micorwave bacon. You are going to be surprised by how many people on this board microwave it.
  • Post #44 - January 30th, 2008, 11:10 am
    Post #44 - January 30th, 2008, 11:10 am Post #44 - January 30th, 2008, 11:10 am
    I recall seeing an episode of Jacque Pepin's "Fast Food My Way" show where he was extolling the virtues of microwaved bacon.
  • Post #45 - January 30th, 2008, 1:23 pm
    Post #45 - January 30th, 2008, 1:23 pm Post #45 - January 30th, 2008, 1:23 pm
    Whiskey Road (damen/armitage - where Darwin's used to be) has a sign out front that says "Monday nights: all you can eat bacon."

    Not a novel preparation of bacon, but a novel challenge. Especially if it's the only thing out - just chafing dish after chafing dish full of bacon....
  • Post #46 - January 30th, 2008, 4:01 pm
    Post #46 - January 30th, 2008, 4:01 pm Post #46 - January 30th, 2008, 4:01 pm
    Try crumbling the coco rouge chocolate bacon bar into pancake batter!! Delicious! Also, try adding the bacon chocolate bar to your favorite chocolate cake recipe-- it is out of this world!
  • Post #47 - January 30th, 2008, 8:09 pm
    Post #47 - January 30th, 2008, 8:09 pm Post #47 - January 30th, 2008, 8:09 pm
    OMG that does sound good...anyway, here's a few more "novelty" items that I found in Lynn's Paradise Cafe gift shop this morning in Louisville.

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    Uncle Oinker's also makes other bacon-themed treats. I found a tin of "bacon mints" at a novelty shop in SF's Chinatown.
    - Mark

    Homer: Are you saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon? Ham? Pork chops?
    Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal.
    Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.
  • Post #48 - January 31st, 2008, 11:09 pm
    Post #48 - January 31st, 2008, 11:09 pm Post #48 - January 31st, 2008, 11:09 pm
    can't resist...

    hover bacon (makes very funny noises, you have been warned!)
    - Mark

    Homer: Are you saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon? Ham? Pork chops?
    Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal.
    Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.
  • Post #49 - March 13th, 2008, 7:10 pm
    Post #49 - March 13th, 2008, 7:10 pm Post #49 - March 13th, 2008, 7:10 pm
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    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #50 - March 13th, 2008, 8:00 pm
    Post #50 - March 13th, 2008, 8:00 pm Post #50 - March 13th, 2008, 8:00 pm
    I have those bacon toothpicks (they taste like licking a burnt piece of wood), as well as bacon mints (don't go there). A friend once gave me the bacon air freshener, and every time my car turned, it would swing and hit the windshield, leaving a greasy mark...nice.

    Check out this site's "bacon section"


    I want that bacon wallet SO MUCH, but am happy with my current one from Monokuro Boo.
    - Mark

    Homer: Are you saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon? Ham? Pork chops?
    Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal.
    Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.
  • Post #51 - March 15th, 2008, 9:24 am
    Post #51 - March 15th, 2008, 9:24 am Post #51 - March 15th, 2008, 9:24 am
    iahawk89 wrote:It just cracks me up that the ingredient list of the Hammond's cookies says "Bacon (non Kosher)" As if there was a kosher version of bacon.

    Actually, I seem to recall that on the epic-length Charcuterie thread over at eG, there was a guy who kept kosher and was making bacon from beef brisket. No idea if it was any good, but it was kosher.

    Now, that said, I'm a Jew who can't think of a part of pig, or preparation thereof, that isn't just downright fantastic. As Homer Simpson said on this very topic: "A wonderful, magical animal."

    -Dan
  • Post #52 - March 15th, 2008, 8:52 pm
    Post #52 - March 15th, 2008, 8:52 pm Post #52 - March 15th, 2008, 8:52 pm
    FYI - the gummi bacon and bacon mints are foul.
    Trust me on this.
    (shudders)
    I love restaurants. You're sitting there and all of a sudden, there's food. It's like magic.
    - Brian Wilson
  • Post #53 - March 16th, 2008, 8:59 pm
    Post #53 - March 16th, 2008, 8:59 pm Post #53 - March 16th, 2008, 8:59 pm
    I visit Twist on Sheffield and Newport regularly to enjoy their bacon wrapped dates in red pepper sauce. And won't break the wallet either.
  • Post #54 - September 18th, 2008, 7:37 pm
    Post #54 - September 18th, 2008, 7:37 pm Post #54 - September 18th, 2008, 7:37 pm
    just had this at Francesca's Forno (Damen, Milwaukee, North corner). Their daily bruschetta tonight was with mission figs, gorgonzola and BACON!

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    - Mark

    Homer: Are you saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon? Ham? Pork chops?
    Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal.
    Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.
  • Post #55 - September 18th, 2008, 8:47 pm
    Post #55 - September 18th, 2008, 8:47 pm Post #55 - September 18th, 2008, 8:47 pm
    Hmmm.

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    Fettuccine alfredo is mac and cheese for adults.
  • Post #56 - September 19th, 2008, 5:47 am
    Post #56 - September 19th, 2008, 5:47 am Post #56 - September 19th, 2008, 5:47 am
    Blown Z wrote:Hmmm.

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    They should have a southern version - regular coke with a bag of Pig Lickers to toss inside.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #57 - September 19th, 2008, 9:56 am
    Post #57 - September 19th, 2008, 9:56 am Post #57 - September 19th, 2008, 9:56 am
    dansch wrote:
    iahawk89 wrote:It just cracks me up that the ingredient list of the Hammond's cookies says "Bacon (non Kosher)" As if there was a kosher version of bacon.

    Actually, I seem to recall that on the epic-length Charcuterie thread over at eG, there was a guy who kept kosher and was making bacon from beef brisket. No idea if it was any good, but it was kosher.

    Now, that said, I'm a Jew who can't think of a part of pig, or preparation thereof, that isn't just downright fantastic. As Homer Simpson said on this very topic: "A wonderful, magical animal."

    -Dan


    A friend of mine knows of a Jewel where she would routinely buy me beef bacon. I believe it was from brisket judging on appearance and fat content. We no longer speak and she took her secret with her.

    The bacon was delicious (I can't compare it with the original stuff, as I don't eat pork) and I ate the entire pack within a matter of hours.
  • Post #58 - September 19th, 2008, 10:41 am
    Post #58 - September 19th, 2008, 10:41 am Post #58 - September 19th, 2008, 10:41 am
    Wrote a rumination on bacon cupcakes at Serious Eats today
    MJN "AKA" Michael Nagrant
    http://www.michaelnagrant.com
  • Post #59 - September 20th, 2008, 12:27 pm
    Post #59 - September 20th, 2008, 12:27 pm Post #59 - September 20th, 2008, 12:27 pm
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    Photo courtesy of http://www.roadfood.com
    The maple bacon bar is a buttermilk long john, frosted with maple glaze and covered with crispy bacon, served exclusively at Voodoo Donut in downtown Portland, OR. Much better than death. During our vacation in Portland, this August, Voodoo Donut was a regular stop. Their donuts are even better when complimented with a cup of Stumptown coffee.
    Mark A Reitman, PhD
    Professor of Hot Dogs
    Hot Dog University/Vienna Beef
  • Post #60 - October 21st, 2008, 11:47 am
    Post #60 - October 21st, 2008, 11:47 am Post #60 - October 21st, 2008, 11:47 am
    My bacon friends, what inexpensive bacon do you recommend for wrapping around dates? I'd buy either from a butcher or a grocery (I hear good things about Nueskes), but maybe there is one that goes better with dates? Is there a baconnoisseur in the house?
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.

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