This weekend is not only for Labor Day it also happens to be the weekend we celebrate International Bacon Day! We all know that National Pig (Bacon) day in the states in March 1st, but are international bacon lovers wanted their own day.
Here is what they have to say about their day:
Bacon Day is a day of Bacon… think Iron Chef but all day and the secret ingredient is Bacon. Breakfast traditionally consists of bacon waffles, with a side of bacon, and any other concoctions thought up. Throughout the day there are showings of Kevin Bacon movies and any other movies with leading roles given to pigs, e.g. Babe, Piglet’s Big Adventure. Lunch must have BLTs and there are snacks around and slices of bacon everywhere. Dinner is a fight for your food quite literally. It is more a tasting of all things bacon and everyone wants a taste. Due to the vast quantities of bacon cooked, the grill outside is the best bet. If you are invited to a Bacon Day celebration, it is traditional to bring something to eat (of course containing bacon) which can be made there if the host allows, and drink (which may or may not include bacon).
This day/event has been going strong for a while but this is the first time I am writing about it. I found out about last year and then when the day came I forgot about it. I don’t have many international bacon loving friends to remind me of such things.
Anyway this Saturday I am going to enjoy bacon as much as I can. If I feel ambitious, I may even try a few of the bacon recipes I have posted over the years. Better yet, I might try to sucker Greg in the making me a Bacon Explosion!
This Tuesday I went to the Harris Grill for their weekly Bacon Night to promote the hell out of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour. While I was busy handing a stack of fliers to one of the owners to stick in the check holders, I decided to place an order for Bacon Wings.
Bacon Wings are what replaced Chicken Fried Bacon on the summer menu. The owners thought that Chicken Fried Bacon would be to “heavy” for the summer. I would have to disagree, but I don’t own the Harris Grill.
Oh yes, yes we did. Wings of chicken, gently fried until crispy, then dry rubbed with a special seasoning blend that’s as kosher as it is vegan. $6.42 we recommend ranch, of course, and unlike the economic stimulus package, this contains no pork at all.
When the waiter placed the wings in front of me, the first thing I could smell was Bacon Salt. Yes, that’s how they created the bacon wing; they simply seasoned the wings with a dry coating of Bacon Salt. If you ever had wings with Old Bay or season salt you will get the idea.
Now if you frequently watch Bacon LIVE you will know my feelings about Original Bacon Salt and how it doesn’t really taste like bacon. I think the owners (or more likely the head chef) knew that so they sprinkled some real bacon crumbs on the wings.
After eating the whole plate of wing I was surprised how much I enjoyed them. Even though they didn’t taste like bacon, they still had a really good flavor. Still, I think the bacon wing could be improved if they used Natural Bacon Salt, which Sean and I both think tastes a lot more like bacon.
If your a Bacon Lover and you happen to be at the Harris Grill you should give these a try, just don’t expect them to taste like bacon.
You will be able to eat all the Bacon Wings you want (I know I will) if you attend this year’s Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour stop at the Harris Grill.
My buddy Matt Gondek posted a link to this video on my Facebook wall today. It’s a video of a fat kid (named Curtis) standing up to women that is trying to take his bacon away. This kid is my hero, I would have done the very same thing if I was in his situation.
The clip is from the crappy ABC show, Wife Swap. I wonder who won the battle, was the kid allowed to eat his bacon or did he really have to find a new place to live. If you have watched this episode please let me know what happened! I am worried about him!
On our first show about Bacon Jam Sean and I reviewed it on a simple organic cracker. Well last week we decided to have a Bacon Jam session and try it on anything we could find in my kitchen. Some of the things we tried the the jam on were great and others failed big time. Watch or Listen to the show to see what we ate and what we wished we didn’t.