Bacon Magic: Redeeming Airline Food

If you’ve ever needed the ultimate piece of proof that bacon can truly improve any meal, no matter how bland, look no further! Research has shown that bacon can redeem what is notoriously the weakest cuisine of all time: airline food.

Airline food has been much maligned over the years, having been the butt of nearly every professional comedian’s jokes at one point or another. While jokes about airline food’s terribleness are so common they have become cliche, this does not make the criticism any less true. Travelling can be a hassle at the bets of times, especially air travel these days, with crazy new security requirements and other stress. Just when you need a comforting snack most, airline food always answers with something incredibly unappetizing.

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Farfalle Alla Norcina Recipe – Sausage and Mushroom Pasta

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    Prep Time: 5 Mins Cook Time: 20 Mins

It’s been a while since I’ve made an old-school, rustic, Italian dish – not just for the blog, either! Although unseasonably warm this year, January weather still begs for comfort food, and this checks all the right boxes. The dish originates in Norcia, a city in the central Italian region of Umbria. The region is not only known for their amazing pork products (hence the sausage), but their fabulous truffles. It is the pigs that find the truffles, so it’s natural that they go hand in hand. Now, if I could get my hands on some wonderful black truffles, I would have totally used them here. But I can’t, so I used some gorgeous oyster mushrooms instead.

This pasta was all I could think about for the next couple of days – it’s just that good. And easy to make, too!

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Profile of a Bacon Lover: the Baconery Online Bakery!

Here at the Republic of Bacon, we believe strongly in supporting and promoting any new pro-bacon causes we come across. Today, we are pleased to announce that we have been introduced to an excellent new source of bacon love. Allow is to introduce the Baconery, an online bakery specializing in baking with bacon.

These purveyors of deliciousness peddle all manner of bacon goodies (most sweet but a few savoury as well), having perfected their recipes, and are willing to deliver their scrumptious creations right to your door. These smart folks are capitalizing on the fact that baked goods containing bacon have never been more popular – and we commend them for their desire to innovate as well as their dedication to the cause of spreading bacon love the world over.

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The Best French Onion Soup Recipe

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    Prep Time: 15 Mins Cook Time: 1hr

There isn’t really much to say about French onion soup recipes – it’s simply delicious. It’s the great beginning to a winter meal since the flavours are so deep, dark and rich. Heck, I could eat this for the meal itself! The thing is smothered in delicious gouda and parmigiano cheese. It’s impossible to be bad. And then the bacon… oh the bacon. The last time I made a soup recipe was the Potato Leak Soup, way back in October.

Now, you might look up and see that the cook time is 1hour. Now don’t be alarmed, the soup is extremely easy to prepare. It just takes a while for the onions to brown properly.

Here we go!

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New Year’s Resolution Help: Back Bacon!

There is more than one kind of bacon on the world, loyal readers. For all of you out there setting into your New Year’s Resolutions to eat right and get in shape, the answer is not to cut out bacon entirely, but rather to add a different kind of bacon to the mix!

When we talk about bacon, we are generally talking about side bacon. These thin strips of salted, smoked deliciousness are taken from the side and belly of the pig, and are characterized by streaks of fat mixed in with the meat. It is this fat that gives bacon it’s characteristic sweetness and crispiness when cooked. However, there is another kind of bacon that is a little bit different, though equally delicious, and generally works as a low-fat alternative to ordinary side bacon.

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Bacon Love Friday: New Year’s Eve Canapes

For all of you bacon fans out there planning your own New Year’s Eve bash, in today’s Edition of Bacon Love Friday we’ve put together a list of the very best canapes to help you all host your own party of the decade!

For many bacon lovers out there, it is officially the end of the holiday season. After all the Christmas parties and family gatherings and present opening bonanzas are over, for many folks it is time to return to the real world (perhaps a few pants sizes bigger). Most of us have even finished hitting up all the boxing week sales, bargain hunting and even getting a start on next year’s Christmas shopping. Even so, the holidays are winding down and normalcy beckons.

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Chicken Souvlaki Recipe with Bacon in a Pita – “The Greek BLT”

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    Prep Time: 30 minutes (marinating) Cook Time: 10 mins

When I was living with my parents, we would frequently visit the local Greek restaurant. Love the food, love the flavours. I haven’t been back in a remarkably long time and I was craving a nice big souvlaki on a pita. So I fired up the grill and made one for myself – and boy was it good. Adding bacon to this sandwich kind of made it like a grilled chicken club or BLT, minus the lettuce. But go right ahead and throw lettuce on it if you want. Nobody’s stopping you! Tell me what you think about my chicken souvlaki recipe. If you aren’t a huge Greek eating fan. Try my Cheese Steak Sandwich Recipe!

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Bacon Massage – “The Manliest Massage Ever!”

Who doesn’t enjoy a lovely, long, relaxing massage? Soothing music, therapeutic aromatherapy, and of course the massage itself, easing tense muscles and frazzled nerves. Even the person on your Christmas list who is most difficult to buy for will love some time at the spa.

But what if there was a way to improve a massage, to make it even more appealing for the bacon lovers of the world? What is there was such a thing as a bacon-scented massage? In a world where bacon personal lubricant is a real thing, a bacon massage is possible for anyone lucky enough to snag a bottle of this smoky liquid gold. But one professional masseuse is taking the idea of a bacon massage even further, and offering them as an official special for clients.

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Panko Crusted Salmon with a Bacon Olive Tapenade

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    Prep Time: 10 Mins Cook Time: 12 Mins

So by the time you’re reading this, I’ll have turned 24. I am no longer in my early twenties. I’ve officially reached my mid-twenties – I feel yucky just saying it. I’m embracing it with open arms, though. As such, I’m making something a little more sophistimicated for tonight’s dinner; something that, you know, a real grown up would eat and even serve to their wise, cultured friends. Fish: That’s mature, right? Maybe with some French influence in a baconized tapenade it will impress a professor or some other smart dude… Here’s hoping!

My youthful days of creating amazingly interesting recipes like How to Make Bacon Sushi or the Best Bacon and Eggs Recipe known to man. Won’t disappear, I plan on making some more amazing recipes. I think I might create some super easy breakfast recipes next.

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The Most Famous Bacons Ever

Bacon enriches our lives in of so many ways. Most of us know bacon as a ridiculously tasty food, revered the world over for it’s magical powers of deliciousness. But did you know that bacon has also lent it’s names to some incredibly famous people throughout history? It’s true! Bacon is so highly regarded that many great talents and thinkers have borne the name bacon with pride.

Here are some of the most well known examples of Famous Bacons.

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