A recent study by the Chicago-based research firm Mintel found that menu items with bacon at both fast-food and full-service restaurants are up 26.5 percent since 2005.
Shut Up, Bacon, by the numbers. (Note: I didn’t track down the original source on this but I will try to later.)
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Look for these at a food cart soon. I’m thinking Portland…maybe Seattle.
From Fidel Gastro (you better watch out for Slashfood, comrade)—Maple Bacon Morning coffee.
If you read the reviews, of which there are 250, you will see that Rush Limbaugh touts this coffee which should tell you all you need to know right there.
Oh, here’s another review, perhaps this post will go on all day:
I was a little worried about this one. The name scared me. But I really liked the taste. The flavor was mild. It tastes like maple bacon COFFEE, not like you are eating maple flavored bacon. So, if you are looking for an interesting new coffee flavor to try, go for this one. If you are looking for greasy, maple slathered slices of bacon, try the grocery store.
You know what Andy would say.
Caffeinated Maple Bacon Lollipops.
What can creative cooks do to give bacon some legs? Let’s come up with a five-year pork plan. Because, you know, I would sure hate to see people get burned out on bacon the way they tired of blackened fish and tarted-up mashed potatoes.
Sorry, Leslie Kelly, but the problem is that bacon already has legs.
No, NO, NO! NOT MY HOME STATE! NOOOOOO!
(Wild wailing, crying, punching of the floor, thanking of the Claire for the tip)
The wonderful Lea Hernandez, author of Killer Princesses and Rumble Girls, has honored us with a Shut Up, Bacon comic!!
As she put it, “Two people long out of my life burnt and microwaved. The above doesn’t even begin to capture the horror.”
PS The images don’t show up on my computer but they seem to on everyone else’s. Shoot us an email if you have problems, and thanks again, Lea!
A place called NYC Icy* is offering a bacon-chocolate “premium ice.”
*All the stories say it is “beloved.” Everything in the East Village is beloved! Those people belove the world.
Sorry, baconaters! A study published in the American Heart Association journal “Circulation,” (get it?) says that:
Consumptionof processed meats, but not red meats, is associated with higher incidence of CHD and diabetes mellitus. These results highlightthe need for better understanding of potential mechanisms ofeffects and for particular focus on processed meats for dietaryand policy recommendations.
“Processed meats” is, of course, science talk for sausage and bacon. Maybe baloney, too. The Times, in reviewing the study, says the the villains are salt and chemicals: “Processed meats had about four times more sodium and 50 percent more nitrate preservatives than unprocessed meats.”
Sadly, little-to-no research has been done on the deleterious effects of bacon pillows, candles, and manicures, but that stuff can’t be good. —Snacktime