127 posts tagged Bacon
127 posts tagged Bacon
The last time we visited with Nick from DudeFoods (previously featured here) he was making a mouthwatering Bacon Weave Quesadilla. Nick and his marvelous woven bacon are back, this time with/as a truly tantalizing Bacon Weave Taco:
“I know that tacos with shells made out of bacon have been done before, but none of the ones I’ve seen looked very appetizing to me. It seems like people sort of took the easy way out when making them and just tossed their bacon over a metal object, made sure the strips overlapped a little so they’d stick together and either baked or deep fried it like that so their shells just end up looking like squares of bacon that have been folded in half. Long story short, most of the bacon taco shells out there just don’t look very taco-shaped.”
There might not be any food that’s better than bacon, but did you know that it might also hold the key to longevity? Pearl Cantrell of Richland Springs, Texas recently celebrated her 105th birthday. That’s an indisputably awesome accomplishment, but it gets better. When asked how she’s managed to live so long Pearl replied:
“I love bacon, I eat it everyday”, says Pearl, “I don’t feel as old as I am, that’s all I can say”, she explains.
Still feisty and full of life, Pearl has been through a lot, and has plenty of reasons to complain or even give up. After mothering seven children, outliving three of them, losing a husband, and enduring decades of physical labor, she still has a smile on her face.
“I would go to the field and work till dinner, then come home to fix dinner, then I would go back out to the field and work again until supper”, Pearl tells us.
But Pearl’s daughter, Anno, says complaining is the last thing you’ll ever hear her mother do. “She’s taught us to work hard and to get up every morning and think about living. She’s never thought about dying”, says Anno.
Pearl Cantrell, the Geyser of Awesome salutes you and wishes you a belated Happy Birthday!
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th and, considering Pearl’s delicious secret to long life, perhaps the Bacon Gift Shop is the perfect place to find something to show our respective mums how much we love them and hope they’ll celebrate at least as many birthdays as Pearl Cantrell the feisty centenarian.
Photo from Archie McPhee Seattle
We’ve found a new addition for our collection of Outrageously Overindulgent Bloody Marys. This one comes with appetizers, lunch, snacks, nibbles, and more snacks. It’s the work of Midwestern food wizards at O’Davey’s Irish Pub located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
This ultimate hangover cure is topped with an extensive beer chaser consisting of pop corn, bacon, peanuts, beans, sausage, pretzel, sliders, a pickle and (this is Wisconsin after all) a cracker and cheese curd. Plus a Brewers flag.
“That’s amazing. I’m coming to America just for these,” a reader remarked in the Reddit forum.
An Australian commented: “As an Aussie, I can’t help but look at that and think… ‘Is this actually a thing??’ Are you serious? You can actually order that?”
It sure is. And it’s awesome. Just make sure you’ve got a few friends to share it with and some Tums on hand for later.
Why yes, that is the famous Chicago skyline made entirely out of bacon. It was recently photographed by Dennis Lee at the 5th annual Baconfest Chicago.
As people who have proudly created an entire Bacon Gift Shop, this sounds like our idea of heaven.
Head over to Serious Eats Chicago to view more photos of the meaty festivities.
Proving yet again that bacon makes everything better, Nick from DudeFoods (previously featured here) made mouthwatering quesadillas by replacing everyday flour tortillas with awesome tortillas made of woven strips of bacon. And thus the Bacon Weave Quesadilla was born and the day got that much better.
Visit DudeFoods for the recipe and then please considering inviting us over to enjoy them with you.
As the creators of an entire Bacon Gift Shop, you know we love bacon more than almost anything. So it should come as no surprised that we were delighted and suddenly hungry when we first set eyes on these beautiful sugar cookies.
Jennifer of Not Your Mamma’s Cookie created the recipe for these awesomely enticing Bacon Cookies. They look so much like mouthwatering rashers of bacon! They’ve even got that distinct wavy form that all truly tasty bacon has as well as blackened peppery edges.
So how did she do it? Click here for the recipe and instructions.
Dear Internet - I heard you like bacon, so I made this for you. Happy Easter!
Easter without plenty of chocolate and other sweets is pretty much unimaginable, but the folks over Atomic Shrimp created this awesome Bacon Easter Egg, reminding us that a happy Easter is also a meaty Easter.
The egg itself is made of woven strips of bacon - a beautiful sight to behold. It contains “a couple of nice Cumberland sausages and some fried slices of black pudding - also on the plate; fried tomato, mushroom, potato slices, fried bread, baked beans and a fried egg (cooked to perfection with a liquid yolk) - and a nice mug of tea on the side.”
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]