I recently got the chance to interview Kevin Gillespie from Top Chef Season 6. He is a big supporter of bacon and even uses lard in a lot of the recipes at his restaurant. Check out the interview to learn about is favorite ways to use bacon and what he has a tattoo of on his arm.
Also, please note, the interview happened the day after I got back from vacation so I was a little off my game. What I am trying to say is, itâ€™s not Kevinâ€™s fault for it being a slightly rough interview at times. In fact he seems like a really great guy and I wished I could have chatted him more.
If you couldn’t guess by the beginning of the video, Kevin is a part this yearâ€™s International Bacon Day Celebration in Cincinnati, Saturday September 4th. He will be hosting the Begginâ€™ Bacon Bash, a bacon event dedicated to our K9 friends and their owners. The event will feature live music and activities for both two-legged and four-legged bacon lovers.
â€œBecause dogs â€“ and their owners â€“ share a hilarious obsession for bacon, Begginâ€™ wanted to create an exciting, dog-friendly event for the entire family thatâ€™s all about bacon,â€ said Stephen Trammell, assistant brand manager, NestlÃ© Purina Dog Snacks brand pet food.
I agree with Stephen that a dog-friendly bacon event needed to be created but I am not sure what they mean when they say our obsession for bacon is hilarious.
Anyway, I would like to thank Kevin for taking the time to talk with me about his love of bacon. And I hope his bacon event goes off without a hitch. For additional information about the events and attractions at the Begginâ€™ Bacon Bash, visit www.beggintime.com.