Bacon LIVE: The Birth of the Bacon Breakdown


At the beginning of last week’s show Sean and I created the Bacon Breakdown. Just watch or listen to the show to see what that is. We also try bacon salt with beer and talk about how we are going to start a bacon grease collection.

There were two big announcements on this show. The first one was about selling the world famous “Enjoy Bacon” t-shirt. The other, maybe more exciting, announcement was the fact that I don’t hate Kevin Bacon as much as I thought I did.

Listen to Bacon Radio 027:
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Listen LIVE Wednesdays at 7 pm EST, go to our show page for details! is Now Selling the Enjoy Bacon Shirt


Back in March I told you about, an online store dedicated to selling the best bacon. After that post Scott Kveton, the owner, and I have been talking about all things bacon. After a few weeks we came up with the idea for to sell my popular “Enjoy Bacon” t-shirt.

Another big change that you are going to notice is the ads appearing on the site. That’s because they’re a sponsor of this blog and the Bacon Live podcast. Every month we will review the bacon they sell on the podcast.

On this week’s podcast we will be reviewing Mountain Products Smokehouse Bacon, which is from a small smoke house in upstate New York. I got the shipment in last week and I must say it looks great. It has a great meat to fat ratio and a nice thick cut. I can’t wait to try it.

I have a feeling this is going to be a great partnership, when bacon lovers work together great things happen. Just look at the Bacon Explosion, two guys that love bacon and BBQ created an internet sensation. Let’s hope Scott and I have the same tasty outcome.

UPDATE: Check out Scott’s post about the partnership here!

If you Stop Eating Bacon, Swine Flu Wins


I was going to write a post about Swine Flu today but Cindy Perman, writer for, beat me to it. In her story, she covers a few Swine Flu Myths and shares her love of bacon. She is worried, like most bacon lovers, that this new pandemic will give pork (and bacon) a bad name.

The threat of a global pandemic of swine flu has not only threatened the economic recovery, it’s put one of America’s greatest love affairs on the rocks.

If you think this has had no effect on the bacon community you’re wrong. Countries all around the world have banned American pork products including bacon. Now I know many of you are thinking, “That’s great, that just means more bacon for me”, but remember that hog prices are falling sharply over this news. That means our friends in Iowa have been hit hard.

To help set things straight, Cindy debunks six Swine Flu myths in her article. The most important one she covers is “you can get Swine Flu by eating pork”. THIS IS NOT TRUE! The National Pork Board sent out a press release early this week. Even the Queen of all Bacon is quoted on the subject:

“It is a scientific fact that you cannot catch swine flu from eating pork products,” Heather Lauer added. “[E]veryone should continue consuming their normal levels of bacon. I would even argue that everyone should increase their bacon consumption in solidarity. If we don’t, then swine flu wins.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself. Be sure to read the full article , that way you will be armed with the tools you need to debunk these Swine Flu myths. The last thing we need is a worldwide pork ban. If that were to happen, Armageddon would surely follow.

I would like to thank Cindy Perman for taking the time to write this article. The Bacon Nation is proud to know you’re fighting the battle against Swine Flu alongside us.

Kevin Bacon Almost Ruined my Life

It’s no secret that I hate Kevin Bacon. In fact, back in July of 2007 I did a post explaining why Kevin Bacon gives bacon a bad name. Well I have something that I have been reluctant to say for years, Kevin Bacon made it so I couldn’t eat bacon for weeks. Just watch the short clip bellow, then I will explain.

One day, when I was young and didn’t know better, I was tricked in to watching Footloose. After watching it I couldn’t eat bacon for weeks. Every time someone mentioned the word or I smelled bacon, Kevin Bacon dancing around like an angry idiot would pop in my head. It made things very awkward at the breakfast table.

Luckily, the effects of the movie wore off, but it did traumatize me when I was a young bacon lover. Now when I watch this clip it makes me laugh more then disturb me. But, because if the trauma it caused me then, my hate for Kevin Bacon will never fade.

I really hope this clip doesn’t have the same effect on other Bacon Lovers as it did on me. If so, I just ruined a lot of lives. My bad.

Bacon Live: The Bacon Pizza Eating Contest


On this episode of Bacon Live, Sean and I compete in a Bacon Pizza Eating contest. If that wasn’t exciting enough, we also recorded the show at my new house. Since I will now have a room dedicated to Bacon Live, I took the time to setup up the sound board. We are like a real radio show now, its great! Watch or listen to see who won the competition.

We don’t have any big plans for this week’s show, but we may have a new intro song. Sean and I are working on one and long time listen Joey is too. We might have a vote live on air to see which is better. If you have an intro you want to share with us, just send me an email and I will let you know how to send it to me.

Listen to Bacon Radio 026:
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If you have suggestions or topics please share via a comment or join us live!

Watch LIVE Wednesdays at 7 pm EST, go to our show page for details! Enjoys National BLT Month


As we all know this month is National BLT month. To help the Bacon Nation celebrate pulled together a photo gallery that features bacon photos.

Natasha, who works in the PR department at, wanted me to tell you her favorite photos are of youthful Frank Sinatra eating bacon, and of a Commemorative Bacon Slicing Postcard. Check out the gallery and let us know what your favorites are.

Also worth sharing today, Bacon as won the top honor in the Meat Madness bracket at So Good Blog. Thanks to the Bacon Nation, bacon will be boss hog for another year.

Interview with Bacon Lover Heather Lauer

Heather Lauer, the Queen of all Bacon, was interviewed on a Phoenix TV station (PHX11) about her new book. Last night on Bacon Live, Aaron shared a link to the YouTube video.

I think she did really well during the interview, I just wish she would have tossed in a Mr. Baconpants (the King of all Bacon) shout out.

During the interview, they talk a lot about her upcoming book, Bacon: A Love Story. At this years Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival I received an advanced copy and I must say it’s impressive. It’s the textbook for bacon lovers. It covers bacon’s history, pop culture, and recipes. When it gets a little closer to its release date, I will post a full write up (and maybe a video).