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Here’s a Weird, Surprisingly Delicious One: Bacon Wrapped, Deep Fried (in Bacon Fat) Dill Pickle Spears

Admit it, when you read the title of this post, you weren’t sure about it. Y’know what? That’s ok. Despite my ugly green plate, this is a snack fit for a… well, fit for someone who loves bacon and likes pickles too. And if you subscribe to the “fats are good. It’s the carbs that’ll…

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The Many Health Benefits of Bacon

Yes, you read that right – health benefits! Much maligned in health food circles, our beloved bacon actually has many health benefits. Here are a few facts: A serving of bacon consisting of 2 medium thick slices has only about 150 calories. It has around 10 grams of good healthy fat, none of which is an artificial…

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Maple-Bacon Rum Ice Cream. That’s right. All of it.

When I first phoned my mother about this outlandish idea the only question she first thought to ask me was, “But why?” and at the time the only appropriate reply I could come up with was, “Why not?” Ever since I first got my icecream maker I knew I had to make something outlandish. Something…

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Bacon: A Brief History of Deliciousness

“Bacon” is, surprisingly enough, not an ancient mystical word for “best thing ever.” It comes from the same root for our word for “back” though, which is decidedly more mundane. In Middle English, “bacoun” was used to refer to all types of pork. Slowly, it evolved into describing the cured meat we know it as…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Bringing Home the Bacon

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve heard the phrase “bringing home the bacon” countless times. And you love bacon. In fact, if you’re like most Americans, at some point you’ve probably even said something about “bringing home the bacon” yourself. Also you love bacon. Because it’s such a common colloquialism, we just naturally understand the…

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Nitrite and Nitrate Free Bacon…
But Is It Really?
(not even a little bit.)

Do you pay much attention to nutritional information? I’m not talking about the nutrition facts on the food you buy in the grocery store. I mean nutrition science. Studies. Read many of those? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t. Odds are, most of what you hear about nutrition you get from news, documentaries,…

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