Bacon LIVE: Setting Things in Stone

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Sean and I did have a lot to cover last week but that’s not what we want you to take away from this show. During this show we actually planed what we would talk about for the next two shows. This is a Bacon LIVE first. Since Sean and I have started this show we have never once preplanned anything.

I am not going to tell what we have planned, you are going to have to listen or watch this episode to find out. Just know that both shows will be ones you will not want to miss.

Listen to Bacon Radio 024:
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Watch LIVE Wednesdays at 7 pm EST, go to our show page for details!

Bacon Freak Should Be Exiled

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Rocco “Boss Hog” Loosbrock, owner of Coastal Vineyard’s (the people that bring you the bacon of the month club and Bacon Freak) should be exiled from the Bacon Nation. I know this may sound harsh, but here are my reasons why:

  • False advertising: On Rocco’s Facebook page it states, “… my ONLY priority is seeking out and finding the world’s finest and freshest, Blue Ribbon award winning, premium quality bacon…”, but when you join the club all your get is their brand of low quality bacon. Real bacon of the month clubs would feature bacon from Vande Rose Farms and Beelers, NOT Boss Hog’s liquid smoke injected mystery meat.
  • No Original Ideas: Bacon Freak adds nothing to the bacon community, but he enjoys taking from it. For instance, look at his new product Bacon Season Salt, remind you of anything? I wonder how long it’s going to take for Bacon Freak to come out with a Bacon Lollipop. He has also taken content from my site and did not post a link back (that’s just bad blogging karma).
  • Over Priced Merchandise: Check out Bacon Freak’s bacon novelty store. Everything is way over priced. You can find bacon band-aids for under $5 most places, but Bacon Freak is selling his for over $9.
  • Shady: The three points above support this one. Bacon Freak is a shady character that is just trying to find any way possible to profit from bacon. Don’t get me wrong. I would love to make a living talking and blogging about bacon, but I want to achieve that goal while maintaining principles and producing a great product. I don’t think Bacon Freak cares much about principles or greatness.

You can agree with me or disagree, but I am just trying to cut that fat. We don’t need shady opportunistic jerks giving the Bacon Nation a bad name. We are a friendly and supportive community, and when someone takes advantage of that we need to strike back to make sure our community stays strong for our never ending quest to enjoy bacon.

Bacon: a Drunk’s Best Friend

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Science does it again. Every time someone puts out a story about how bacon will kill you, the bacon lovers in the science community go to work. Although it only takes seconds of research to discover that bacon is the most amazing thing on the planet, it takes hours to show scientifically why. The latest breakthrough could be the best of them all.

We all know that people love to drink beer but hate that hung over feeling the next morning. It makes the next day a painful blur. But what if there was a miracle cure that would allow you to get as wasted as you want, and still be able to perform your duties of school bus driver the next day? Well now there is. It’s called the “Bacon Buddy”.

This isn’t some new drug that going to cost you hundreds of dollars, chances are you have everything you need in your kitchen right now. The bacon buddy is as simple as a couple of slices of bacon (cooked to your liking) and two pieces of bread.

That’s right; a good old bacon sandwich is all you need. Elin Roberts, the science development manager at the Centre for Life says, “Food doesn’t soak up the alcohol, but it does increase your metabolism.” The food helps you feel better because the bread is high in carbohydrate and the bacon is full of protein, which breaks down into amino acids. Alcohol depletes neurotransmitters but the gift from the gods known as bacon contains a high level of amines which replenishes them, giving you a clearer head.

Elin Roberts is the same great scientist that showed us why we love the smell and taste of bacon. Mosley wrote about it early this week, you should check it out.

I love science.

By Sean Brett

Science Proves Why Bacon is so Popular

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It was reported early this week that the allure of bacon is caused by a chemical reaction. Elin Roberts, a science communications manager at the Centre for Life education centre in Newcastle, says that people are attracted to bacon because of a reaction with amino acids and reducing sugars while the bacon is cooking.

Ms Roberts said: “The smell of sizzling bacon in a pan is enough to tempt even the staunchest of vegetarians. There’s something deeper going on inside. It’s not just the idea of a tasty snack. There is some complex chemistry going on”.

Roberts explains that it’s a perfect storm of smells and flavors that draw us to the frying of bacon.

“Meat is made of mostly protein and water. Inside the protein, it’s made up of building blocks we call amino acids. But also, you need some fat. Anyone who’s been on a diet knows if you take all the fat from the meat, it just doesn’t taste the same. We need some of the fat to give it the flavour.”

She says it’s called it a Maillard reaction when the reducing sugar reacts with the amino acids at a high heat. Don’t worry I had to look up that word on Wikipedia too.

Bacon lovers already knew that the allure of bacon was deeper then just a love of good food. I just hope now that this information is out I will stop hearing the question, “Why Bacon”?

If I still do I will answer, “Well you see, there are amino acid and reducing sugars in bacon. At a high temperatures this starts a Maillard reaction that….”

Well you get the point. I think most people would just walk away after I say the words Maillard reaction. Which is a good thing, because then I could get back to enjoying bacon.

Bacon LIVE: Happy Bacon Fools Day

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On this show Sean comes to the realization that he is in fact a vegetarian and can no longer to the show. He walks out leaving me to do the show solo. It was a sad day for the Bacon Nation to lose such a great bacon lover. I still can’t believe it.

Listen to Bacon Radio 023:
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Lime Life Blogger Bashes Fat People

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In a recent Limelife.com article, they decided to slam the food network for its chefs making fatty food. The extremely boring story went on to say that they no longer liked the food networks programming.

The author goes on saying that they used to have good hosts that made good recipes and all they have now is “…a bunch of bozos and created clowns…” They then go on to slam the recipes saying they’re so bad that they are “…killing people, one recipe at a time.”

If only we could go back to the good old days of the Food Network with respectable hosts and healthy food. Respectable and healthy like Emeril Lagasse, the man that cooked in front of a crowd that screamed with ecstasy whenever he would add a pound of butter to any dish.

By far the worst part of this article was the headline “Paula Deen and her Monkey Bread Are Killing You.” You leave Paula Deen alone. She is a sweet old lady that makes food the way it was before health Nazis started demanding that the world eat healthier. We don’t need you to tell us, that when Paula makes a bacon cheese burger between two doughnuts that we shouldn’t eat that every day. And what if I want to eat it every day? What gives you the right to judge me? I bet you liberal hippie health nuts would never judge a gay man for his lifestyle choice. But you sure as hell would judge a fat person.

I got some news for you Limelife.com, We’re loud, we’re proud, and we’re fat.

By Sean Brett

Editor Note: I was going to put a picture of Monkey Balls (the food) on this post, but I was to chicken to type Monkey Balls in to Google. – JM

The Reason Why Bacon is so Popular

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Since the mainstream media is finally picked up on bacon, it has a lot of people thinking “Why is bacon so popular”? Well I thought about for 30 seconds and this is what I came up with.

Short Answer: Because it makes everything better!

Long Answer: Bacon is gaining in popularity because it’s the symbol of the anti-health culture. Every day we are told not to eat this or that because it will make us “unhealthy”. Well there are people out there that don’t care as much about health and just want to eat good food. The same people that love bacon are the same people that use real butter on their toast.

Even thought there is a big heath culture, people like to be provocative and feel like a bad ass. Eating bacon and enjoying it makes you feel that way. When I tell someone I had a Bacon Cheese Burger I get one of three responses “Damn Right”, “Oh man I wish my diet would let me eat that”, or “How dare you kill a pig”.

Notice how two of the responses are not bad towards bacon. Even the person who says no still wishes that can eat bacon. This means that even people who are health nuts get in on the bacon crazy. They may join in on a bacon meme so they can feel like a bad ass without the health effects. I wouldn’t call these people part of the Bacon Nation, but they do add to the popularity of bacon.

So the reason that bacon is so popular is because almost everyone LOVES bacon (even if they don’t eat it themselves). What is also helping to bring bacon popularity to an all-time high is the fact that we are living in a time were healthy eating is almost government mandated. This is causing more people to join the anti-health movement than ever before.

Bacon is our symbol of freedom in the fight to eat what we want.