Bacon Maple Latte: Red Rocket Coffee

We sure do love our readers here at The Republic of Bacon. No one has a more creative, dedicated and observant following of bacon-lovers than we do. Our readers are always on the lookout for new and exciting bacon-inspired foods, products, and other items for us to share on this blog.

Recently, while settling into their favourite coffee shop to read the paper and relax with a cup of tea on a wonderful autumn afternoon, one of our eagle-eyed readers spotted an sign advertising a magical-sounding beverage: The Maple Bacon Latte. This remarkable drink was featured prominently at the counter of the quaint and cozy Red Rocket Coffee shop in Toronto, Ontario. After they snapped a couple of pictures and informed us of this incredible concoction, we immediately sent out a crack team of bacon experts to investigate.

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The Marriage Between Bacon and Burgers

Is this bacon-lover’s humble opinion, the combination of bacon and a cheeseburger might be one of the best food matches known to man. A bacon cheeseburger is one of the world’s perfect meals. The rich, flavourful, juicy beef is complimented perfectly by he crisp saltiness of the bacon and the creamy texture of the cheese. Is anyone else’s mouth watering?

While the classic beef, bacon and American cheese burger is an undeniable home run when it comes to flavour combinations, this basic premise has been taken to spectacular new levels by some creative chefs. There are some bacon burgers and bacon cheeseburgers that offer truly mind-bending twists on this classic diner favourite. We’ve assembled a few of our favourite variations here, for those looking for a few special twists on the traditional bacon burger.

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The Fluffiest Quiche Recipe You’ve Ever Had

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What is a Quiche you ask? Quiches are just like omelets, in the sense that they can use up anything in your fridge that you need to get rid of, and still taste delicious. There’s just something about the magic of an egg that can do that to a dish.  Not only are eggs delicious and versatile, but you can do some really great tricks with them. Eggs contain a lot of protein in their whites that allow you to do such things as whip and beat them until they are a foam-like consistency. Let’s take advantage of this and make the lightest, fluffiest, tastiest quiche ever. I am going to teach you how to make a Quiche or more appropriately how to Quiche.

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J&D’s Bacon Lube

Come on, you can admit it. The last time you were enjoying a romantic evening with your sweetie, complete with a long, relaxing massage, I bet you thought: “the only thing this evening needs is bacon.” And luckily for you, the mad scientists at J&D’s Foods had exactly the same idea.

For the ultimate bacon aficionado they have created…bacon-flavoured personal lubricant. This product brings a whole new meaning to the term “bacon lover.”

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Bacon Weave Apple Pie Recipe

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Apple pie: one of the quintessential make-ya-warm-n’-fuzzy-inside treats. The scent that fills the house is just extraordinary. It’s just a simple dessert that can end any meal in just the right way. Now, what’s better than your granny’s good ol’ homemade apple pie? Mine. Does your granny put a whole bacon weave on top as the crust? I didn’t think so…

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Bacon And Picky Eaters – They do Exist

Everyone has a picky eater in their life. Heck, it’s entirely possible that you were once a picky eater. Not every bacon lover starts out as a ravenous gourmand with an insatiably adventurous palate. Many of us start out as ordinary children who have a deep suspicion of any food that is new, or green, or simply not covered in cheese sauce. Kids can be notoriously difficult to cook for because of their limited tastes and their reluctance to try something different.

Of course, picky eaters don’t just come in pint-sized form. Many people retain their limited eating habits well into adulthood. My boyfriend, for instance, still looks at vegetables like foreign objects, and will only eat them if I manage to hide or disguise them inside more familiar foods. Whether old or young, we’re all going to run into a picky eater sooner or later, and, inevitably, we’re all going to have to cook for them.

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Bacon’d Scrambled Eggs Recipe

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I mentioned a little while ago that I’m a huge Gordon Ramsay fan. This is another tribute to his cooking techniques. I recently watched a video on how he prepared scrambled eggs, and it was absolutely beautiful. I shed a few tears, I’m not going to lie. What did I decide to do? Add bacon, of course. Bacon in eggs with a side of bacon. Can it get any better? After I finished this breakfast, I wept like a little baby – sheer joy!

Since this is a breakfast recipe. You might also be interested in a few of my other amazing breakfast recipes: omelette recipe, bacon and eggs recipe, campfire breakfast recipe, waffles recipe, and my muffin recipe.

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Popular and Famous Bacon Phrases

Ah, bacon. This delectable meat commodity doesn’t just brighten our breakfast tables and fill our bellies; bacon has also infiltrated our every day lexicon. There are many common phrases that we use all the time that reference bacon in one way or another. From money to our bodies, bacon is used to represent many thing colloquially.

Have you ever wondered where these phrases come from? Well, look know further! We at the Republic of Bacon strive to give you some of the finest examples of bacon lore. Here are some of the origins of the most common baconified phrases in the English language.

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Bacon Fried Pumpkin Gnocchi Recipe

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Now that Halloween is over and the pumpkins have been taken in, or smashed, or stolen by the local racoon, let’s try cooking with it! I’m sure you’ve had your share of pumpkin pie at thanksgiving already (or upcoming if you’re American), so let’s do something different. Way different. Let’s make some pumpkin gnocchi.

Now before you go off running scared, let me just tell you that this is much easier than you ever thought. Just mix a few things together, roll them out and cut them into little pieces. Easy right?

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Bacon Couture – For Serious Designers

The first things that draw people to bacon are, of course, the alluring smell and incomparably delicious taste. Few things get my mouth watering like walking into a kitchen where bacon has been cooking. The lingering smoky smell in the air is enough to get even the most restrained dieter jonesing for a BLT. And there are few pleasures that can compare to that first bite, the sweet fat and smoky meat titillating the palate and overwhelming the taste-buds.

But the appeal of bacon can extend beyond the gustatory and olfactory senses. Bacon isn’t just wonderful to eat; it is also rather pretty to look at. The combination of pearly fat and bright, red meat with lovely brown, caramelized spots is aesthetically attractive all by itself. This combination of colours and the way they are laid together in variable stripes makes bacon its very own natural work of art.

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