Recently I’ve noticed that bacon seems to be the meat generating a lot of buzz. Think about it, how many things can you think of that are better with a little bit of bacon? Scallops, shrimp, filets, burgers, eggs… I’ve even had bacon wrapped water chestnuts! Now, what makes bacon better? My only thoughts are having more or not being burned! (though i had to laugh when one of the guys made my preschool aged nephew a plate of bacon for a manly breakfast, my nephew disagreed!) I’ve been finding some fun bacon resources and thought I’d share in the love of bacon on social media!
There are lots of blogs on bacon. And in fact, I found a top 10 list on blogs.com that I had to check out a few. Most of them cover a wide variety of bacon content.
Here’s the list:
- Bacon Today
- Bacon Unwrapped
- It’s All About the Bacon
- Lords of Bacon
- Mr. Baconpants.com (seems to have some great recipes!)
- Royal Bacon Society
- Skulls and Bacon
- The Bacon Show (a recipe per day from starters like soup to cookies!)
- The Official BaconSalt Blog (
- Theories of Bacon
Blogs I Follow that Speak to Origins of Bacon
- John’s Custom Meats is a butcher shop in Kentucky and one of the proprietors, Amy Sipes, routinely makes my mouth water with pictures of some new cut of meat. (Thanks Amy for the photos on this blog post! You really make me want to shop at your place!)
- Meatblogger – Chris Raines was a professor at Penn State and a meat expert. No, not like the folks who just eat it – he knew way more than I thought was possible! He passed away a year ago and I miss him something crazy, but there is still great info on his blog.
- Pork Power Blog — This is a blog done by a group of pork farmers… recipes and marathon training are among the themes.
- Three kids & lots of Pigs — I love what Heather Hill (aka @ProudPorkMom) does. Like lots of farm moms, she’s working full-time, raising kids and helping on the farm.
So what does that leave her with? Time to blog? Probably not but she does an awesome job with it anyway!
- Chris Chinn – My girl Chris Chinn has a family farm that raises hogs in Missouri started this blog for the 2010 holidays. She’s captured some great thoughts about some of the struggles of farming but does an equally incredible job of helping explain why she wants to keep those options open for future generations.
- From My Front Porch — Jent her husband Chris and kids are enjoying life on the farm in Indiana. She writes about various things that happen — from sending hogs to market, to feeding horses and taking care of cows.
Unique Ways to Celebrate Bacon
There is a whole world of bacony products out there to celebrate the love of bacon! And the website ThinkGeek has lots of bacon novelties to choose from. Here are a few that intrigue me.
- Bacon Lip Balm — “we laugh at you since you limit your bacon intake to meals only while we have the awesomesauce that is Bacon Lip Balm to have baconny goodness all day long. Seriously, this stuff tastes like the king of meats, but in smooth and moisturizing lip balm form. Fix chapped lips AND taste like the world’s most scrumptious pork product all day? We can’t think of a better combination. Share your love of the magical animal that produces pork, ham, sausage and bacon by giving your loved ones bacon-flavored kisses.”
- Bacon Strips Adhesive Bandages — “We’ve always thought bacon was the balm for any emotional wound, and now it can help physical ones as well! Introducing Bacon Strips Adhesive Bandages! Bacon Strips Adhesive Bandages are wiggly-cut, adhesive bandages that look like strips of bacon (hence the name). And really, that’s about it. But by looking like bacon, they are suddenly (without hyperbole) 8 bajillion times more awesome than a regular adhesive bandage. You could even put some on, go to your local grocery store’s meat department, and pretend the bacon is attacking you like leeches. Hey, that sounds like fun.”
- Bacon Beans Jellybeans — “Inside each bacon-shaped tin of Bacon Beans Jellybeans is a small hoard of bacon flavored jellybeans. The beans are to remind you of the beauty of the tin and the tin is to remind you of the tastiness of the beans. It’s a never ending circle of bacon goodness. Bacon Beans Jellybeans – a celebration of nature’s perfect food.”
- Bendy Mr. Bacon — “Each Bendy Mr. Bacon has bendy arms and legs, so you can pose him in oh so many ways. He’s great fun to play with – simple, childlike fun where imagination can take the two of you anywhere. Bendy Mr. Bacon is much more hygienic than playing with regular bacon, too. Oh, and . . . wait, Mr. Bacon just left the room (he was reading this over our shoulder). Seriously, don’t piss him off. He’s been holding us hostage for the last two wee . . . Oh, hey Mr. Bacon. No, we were just telling them how nice you are. Bendy Mr. Bacon – get one now. Or else.”
- My First Bacon – Talking Plush — “We’re always thinking and dreaming here at ThinkGeek World Domination HQ. In fact, we have meetings to do just that (and eat, not that we need an excuse to eat). While nomming on some delicious BLTs slathered in Baconnaise, designerd Christian thought a terrifying thought. ‘With all this vegetarian buzz going around,’ he mused, ‘What will happen to bacon in the future? What if everyone goes… vegan?’ (Insert the sound of three dozen monkeys simultaneously gasping… except for the vegetarian employees who were silently thoughtful.) This is our plan. My First Bacon(tm) is a ThinkGeek exclusive plush toy that will delight your little ones. Even if they’re not on solid foods yet, your progeny shouldn’t be deprived of the joys of bacon. Soft and snuggly with big giant eyes, My First Bacon(tm) is both friendly and reliable, just like actual bacon.” Love the video below & the tagline “You’ve got a friend in meat!”