Bacon and Beef are Deliciously Combined in the German Dish Rouladen

In my journey through the Interwebs looking for the greatest bacon dishes, I should probably not neglect the cuisine of Germany. The Germans love their salted pork products as much as any other nationality – perhaps more than anyone. And they know how to combine the bacon with all sorts of crazy things. For instance, pickles wrapped in bacon? Yeah. I can’t figure out how that came to be. But now that I know about it, I’m dying to try it. This sort of wackiness happens in a German dish called roulade.

Bacon On A Roll

Roulade simply means “roll”, and so roulades can be made with pretty much anything. These folks show you how to make some with turkey and bacon – basically a sort of bacon-wrapped turkey appetizer. However, the roulade dish that involves bacon is rouladen or a rinderroulade. Traditionally it is made from the pickles and bacon I mentioned. It also includes beef, onion and mustard. There are a couple different ways to make this dish. Some of them, like this wikihow article, basically turn it into just another bacon-wrapped thingamajig. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s not very German.

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Ohio Teen Creates Bacon-Scented Candles for Men

Men get shafted in the scent department. While almost everything for the home is made to appeal to women – usually scented with floral scents – almost nothing is scented for men. In fact, sometimes the scents that are being sold are being used to cover up the scent of men! However, in these days of Old Spice, where manly scents are becoming more popular, it’s no wonder that an Ohio teen has created a series of manly scented candles. And it’s also no surprise that a key ingredient of one of his most popular scents is – you guessed it – bacon.

Bacon Scents That Will Put Hair On Your Chest

The bacon-scented candle is just one of a whole series of candles that young Hart Main of Marysville, Ohio has created. The others include the fragrances of a fresh leather baseball mitt, sawdust and pizza. He apparently, according to the Daily Mail, came across the idea of the manly candles (which he has called Man Cans),when he noticed that his sister was only selling girly candles for a school charity. He says, “My sister was selling candles for school and I was making fun of her because they were really girly scents and the idea came to me that there weren’t any man-scented candles.” From an attempt to make fun of his sister, Man Cans were born.

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Bacon Love Fridays: Reddit and Bacon

It’s Friday, so we have yet another instalment of Friday Link Love for you. Today, to bacon things up a bit (I’m totally going to turn that into an expression), we are featuring a site that is not quite a bacon blog. But it’s definitely obsessed with bacon. Reddit.com is an aggregator of hot trending topics, posted by a collection of obsessive Internet nerds. As these nerds are crazy for everything popular on the Internet, they are, of course, obsessed with bacon. They have even created a sub-reddit (sub-group) on their site that is completely devoted to bacon: www.reddit.com/r/bacon. The full crispy and chewy details of this group follow after the jump.

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Bacon and Scallops #2 – There’s No Way There’s Hazelnut Spread in This!!

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Scallop Mousse in Bacon Cups over a Mole Poblano

This is now the second instalment of Bacon Wrapped Scallops, but this time it’s something a little more creative. Now you’re going to go down the list of ingredients and read things like dark chocolate, raisins hazelnut spread, and think, “Okay, Chef Rob forgot to take his crazy pills today”. You may be correct about the crazy pills, but I believe this recipe PROOVES the statement that bacon goes with pretty much anything.

A Mole Poblano is a Mexican sauce involving both chocolate and hot peppers. It’s not a combination that most non-Mexicans would imagine to be delicious, but believe me it is! The first time I tried it I was blown away and ever since, I wanted to pair it with seafood. What a perfect opportunity. Most moles involve nuts and a bit of sweetness, so I decided to replace some of the chocolate with hazelnut spread – to prove the point that hazelnut spread also goes with anything.

Now, just like the Bacon Cookies, I was hesitant about this dish. But, just like the Bacon Cookies as well, this is absolutely delicious. Would I lie to you?

So if you’re in, let’s do this thing!

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The Latest in Oral Care: Bacon

For us carnivores, teeth are important. You can’t eat a chewy piece of bacon without a healthy pair of gnashers, so it’s always a good idea to take care of your teeth. This generally means regular maintenance and check-ups from the dentist. But even us bacon-fanatics can get a little behind on our teeth-cleaning regimens. After all, cleaning your teeth is boring. That’s why I want to introduce you to some exciting bacon-flavoured teeth cleaning options. Sure, they may not be as effective as some more traditional methods, but they are certainly tastier.

Bacon Toothpaste

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Well, you knew it had to happen. Think of all that kissing you’ve missed out on because your breath didn’t smell like bacon. I know! Shocking. Archie McPhee offers us this bacon toothpaste to rectify any problems we might have in the breath department. The toothpaste doesn’t promise much in the tooth-decay-prevention-department, but it does taste like bacon. And if you didn’t believe them, they do provide this video advertising the benefits. You are advised to notice that Bacon Toothpaste is not edible, and should not be used as a condiment (in case you were wondering.)

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Bacon Wrapped Scallops Recipe#1 – Traditional, Easy, and Delicious

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Last week, Andrew Back Bacon posted an article about the top 5 bacon wrapped seafood appetiziers. On this list were things like bacon wrapped water chestnuts, shrimp and even lobster. But atop that list was the supreme bacon wrapped seafood dish: Bacon Wrapped Scallops. Now Andrew went on and on about how he was a moron in the kitchen (Yeah, just the kitchen I’m sure) and said how easy it was to make this dish. Being the curious individuals I’m sure you are, you should be asking HOW THE HECK DO WE MAKE IT, THEN?!

That’s where I come in…

This is what’s going to be the first instalment of Bacon Wrapped Scallops, the quick and easy way. This dish literally took me 35 minutes to prep, cook, photograph and make look pretty. Take away the photographing and such, this should take you 25 minutes, and for 20 of those, the scallops and bacon are in the oven! Super easy.

Here we go

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Bacon Motivational Posters

Getting through the work day can be hard. First, you might run out of coffee filters and have to do that filter thing with the paper towel. Then you might miss the last bus or train, and arrive twenty minutes late with dozens of emails waiting in your Inbox. That’s why, on days like that, you might need something a little extra to put some fire under your belly. Imagine, for instance, that you could look up at your office cubicle, and see a picture of bacon? Wouldn’t that help you get all of the energy you need? That’s why, just for you, I have searched the Internet and found some of the best bacon-flavoured motivational posters out there.

Diet Coke with Bacon

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Well, I can certainly agree with the sentiment of this poster. Sure, the idea of Diet Coke with bacon may not sound appealing to anyone in their right mind. But we know, as a proven scientific fact, that bacon makes everything better. So although I’m still wondering why bacon couldn’t have been paired with just regular Coke, I’m going to argue that it has to be a good idea.

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The Pros and Cons of Blanching Bacon

Just as bacon can go with anything, there’s pretty much no end to the number ways of cooking bacon. Most of us make it in the pretty usual way: we fry it in a frying pan. However, as we’ve pointed out on this site, there are many folks who bake bacon in the oven, and swear by that method (we’re not going to argue with them). And then there are the microwave fanatics who argue that they aren’t making bacon in the microwave because its so convenient, but because they can’t notice anything different about the taste (yeah, right). But one of the strangest methods for cooking bacon has to be blanching bacon. Today, we’re going to tell you about blanching bacon and give you an idea of when you should use it.

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Bacon Love Friday: Three Bacon Blogs We Wish Would Come Back

Bacon blogging can be a thankless job. You spend your days bringing bacon-y goodness to the world, and many people just take you for granted. (Sob!) While we don’t plan to go anywhere, many of our brave bacon-loving compatriots have given up on their bacon dreams in the last few years. We’ve seen the remains of their once cared for websites lying unloved on the Interwebs.

Today, we feature three of our favourite unloved bacon websites, and urge them to come back. We want more bacon!

Bacon Haikus

The ancient Japanese poetry form of haiku is meant to inspire contemplation in the reader. When reading a haiku, you are invited to fasten onto a moment so that you can more deeply understand it. Since bacon is such a fascinating subject, it is no surprise that a whole haiku blog could have featured bacon haikus as a theme. Bacon Haiku was that site, and up until July 2009, it was publishing regularly. Come back, Bacon Haiku!

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Holy Trinty of Pork Wrapped in Bacon Recipe – Epic Meal Time?

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How many times have you wondered, “How could I get more pork with this pork?” I noticed a few videos flying around the internet about Epic Meal Time. I was intrigued to say the least with what they were doing. But I wasn’t to happy or thrilled about how they made the meals so sloppy for the person to eat. I decided I’d do an ‘Epic Meal Time’ that a fancy resturant would be happy to serve. I asked myself how could I get more pork inside a piece of pork and add some bacon to obviously make it even better. I should add I wanted to add – three different cuts of pork, in one simple dish.

I picked some beautiful bone-in pork chops, I plan on stuffing them with apples and pork sausage, wrapped in bacon. To cook this, we are going to first sear the outsides, then finish the cooking process in the oven. To make this even more bacon-y, you could serve it along-side some bacon mashed potatoes, like we did with our Steak and Onions recipe, or maybe with some bacon-wrapped carrots. Bacon wrapped carrots, you ask? Yes, Bugs Bunny, get excited for that one to come…

…But back to the pork at hand. Pork chops, pork sausage and heavenly bacon combined with apples, dijon and nutmeg for a wonderfully delectable dinner main.

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