Heather Lauer is the author of Bacon: A Love Story and creator of the Bacon Unwrapped blog. Since this was the week her book came out I thought it would be a good idea to interview her. Heather thought it was such a good idea she asked me the same questions for her blog, so be sure to check out my interview too.
How/why did you start blogging about bacon?
I went out and got drunk with my brothers one night about 4 years ago, and for whatever reason, we started talking about bacon. Because we’d had enough to drink, it was a very passionate conversation. By the end of the night we were all determined to write a book or start a website or do something dedicated to the Best Meat Ever. The next day, when I was sober, I still thought it was a good idea (perhaps the first time that has ever happened after a night of drinking). I fired up blogger.com and thus began BaconUnwrapped.com.
Where has bacon blogging taken you?
What started out as a casual creative outlet for me has suddenly turned into something quite serious now that I’ve written a book! Although when it comes to bacon, you can never really be THAT serious. The last four years have been an incredible experience and a ton of fun, especially because of all the amazing people in the Bacon Nation who I’ve had the opportunity to meet. And I really look forward to the bacon-related fun continuing well into the future!
Tell me a funny/interesting story involving you and bacon.
When I was on vacation in Bora Bora in 2006, we were staying in one of those overwater huts that have doors in the floor so you can feed the fish swimming in the ocean below. One morning we ordered breakfast room service, and of course we asked for bacon. Needless to say, there are now some fish swimming around the South Pacific with a taste for swine.
What is your favorite bacon recipe?
I get asked this all the time and I honestly don’t have just one favorite. But the most common way I eat bacon is either on its own for breakfast, in a breakfast sandwich, or on a BLT. I’m old school like that.
What are your future goals for your blog and bacon?
I have absolutely no idea! If you would have told me 4 years ago that I’d not only still be blogging about bacon, but that I’d have written a book about bacon, I would have told you you’re insane. The unpredictability of the last four years has been one of the most enjoyable aspects of my bacon blogging experience, and I can’t wait to see what happens next!