Bacon Party

Because I <3 Bacon

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Posted by Garth Gutenberg on July 14, 2008

It seems that after the actual event I was too baconed out even to write another blog entry.  So here I am, 4 months later on the other side of the world writing what will likely be the last post for this particular party (though I’m sure in the future there will be other parties that I throw using this blog as a sounding board).  I was going to make this all bloglike and pretty it all up, but it’s 4 months later and I’m lazy.  And since there may be some new traffic here due to links on facebook and the International Bacon Day blog, I figure visitors should at least get to see some party shots.  So without further adieu, here they are.

Party Pics

Video review of the Bacon Vodka (hmm… seems you actually have to be logged in to facebook to see that video – if there’s demand I’ll try to figure out a way to put it here, so leave comments if you don’t have a facebook account and want to see what two pseudo-sophisticated reviewers had to say about the bacon vodka)

I’d also like to add here a few words of wisdom for anyone throwing a bacon party.

  • Try really hard to include something with vegetables in it if at all possible.  I didn’t, and though everything was delicious, it was richness overkill.
  • Buy all your bacon from a good butcher.  It’s waaay cheaper than buying from the supermarket and the cut of meat is far superior.  Also, they sell them in 10 lb boxes! 🙂
  • The Schlenkerla Smokebeer was the greatest complimentary beer ever.  If you’re having a bacon party, and you want beer there, I highly recommend trying to source some of this stuff.  It’s well worth the effort.
  • The Bacon and Garlic Dip and the Cheese and Bacon Cornbread were HUGE hits.  The cornbread vanished so fast I barely got to try some myself.  The Bacon Candy disappeared almost as fast (and I actually recall one individual who literally licked the plate when it was all gone).
  • We cooked all the bacon on the George Foreman G5 (with the exception of the stuff that was cooked in the oven as per the recipe).  I believe that this saved us a huge amount of time, but not only that it saved us a huge amount of mess and made the bacon less fatty and much tastier.  I think we ended up collecting about a litre of bacon drippings after all was said and done.

Oh, and if you’re curious as to why I’m on the other side of the world or what I’m doing (or maybe even who I am), you can check out my other, more commonly updated blog at Dosboy’s Bits & Bytes.

Happy porking.


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