The Greatest Bacon Jewelry and Accessories

Bacon is the perfect accessory at meal time. It complements pretty much every dish and can be added to everything. But that’s not the limit to bacon’s powers. Bacon’s attractiveness extends beyond the plate and spreads its tentacles of awesomeness in every direction. One of these fertile directions is when bacon becomes a style accessory or piece of jewelry. After all, what is more precious than a crispy piece of bacon? Today, the greatest bacon accessories of all time follow after the jump.

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Balsamic Chicken with a Mushroom Trio Recipe

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    Prep Time: 2 mins Cook Time: 30 mins

Now I know I’ve put bacon and mushrooms together already – I’ll probably do it again. I just love the combination. I had some beautiful Maple Leaf Prime Chicken Thighs in my fridge that I just HAD to cook, so why not pair it with that combo I just mentioned. I found out a little while ago, that if you cook mushrooms with balsamic vinegar, that the mushrooms will soak up all of the sweetness from the balsamic, but very little of the sour taste. Pair this with the citric nature of thyme, you’ve got a perfectly balanced dish.

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Five of the Best Bacon-Wrapped Seafood Apps

When we think of surf and turf, it’s normally steak with a couple of a shrimp. You know, no big whoop. But there’s plenty of other things that walk on the land aside from steak – and bacon is one of the more delicious things! Today, we honour bacon’s incredible ability to turf it up when it’s matching itself with all kinds of surf. The full list of our all-time favourite match-ups follows after the jump.

Before we begin, there’s one thing we should note: one of the best reasons why you’d want to enjoy bacon-wrapped sea-anything is because it’s so easy. As I’ve said a bunch of times, I am a teensy bit of a moron when it comes to using my kitchen to its full potential. That’s why it’s nice to know I can fake my way to something half decent by just wrapping some sea creatures in bacon.

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Hot New Trend: Making Burger Patties Out of Bacon

Well, we all know about the bacon burger – a burger topped with several slices of delicious bacon. But what about a burger that is made out of bacon? This is news that I was unprepared for, and frankly, it’s driving me a little bit crazy. But I was innocently scouring the Internet for bacon-news and I found this redditer talking about it. I just knew I had to pass along this crazy news to youze guys. All of the deliciously insane details follow after the jump.

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Friday Bacon Love: Bacon Freak Has All of the Best Bacon Gifts

TGI Friday! So, everyone, I know it’s been a tough week. Here at the Republic of Bacon, we’ve been feeling it, too. So, while your boss ain’t looking, might we suggest a distraction to get you through the last slow hours before your weekend begins? Yeah, that’s right, we’ve got a redonkulous new bacon website to tell you about that will provide maximum time suckage: Bacon Freak. Details after the jump.

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My Best Recipe so Far- Brandy Braised Beef Short Ribs with Bacon Polenta

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A couple of days ago, I was walking through my local butcher shop, Cumbrae’s, looking for some inspiration for my next dish. The entirety of their meat selection is delectable, but I came across these beef short ribs. I had to have them. I had to cook them. I had to eat them. What I was going to do with them at that point was unclear – there were a million ideas running through my head – but I knew that the ingredients would speak for themselves. After some deliberation, I decided to slow braise the beef ribs in brandy. The sweetness would balance the meat really nicely. I must admit, this is one of the best recipes I’ve made to date.

I hadn’t made anything really rustic in a while so I decided to pair the short ribs with polenta – the peasant food of all peasant food. It’s the Italian version of southern grits. Now, for those of you that have made polenta before, you’ll know it’s a real pain in the butt to make: constant stirring for 45 minutes. Now, I’ve found a way to make it with absolutely no effort at all. Intrigued? I hope so.

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Another Installment of Weird and Awesome Bacon Tattoos

It’s been a couple of months since we last delved into the wacky and delicious world of bacon tattoos. You can see some of our previous posts on the topic here and here. So today, why don’t I take you on yet another bacon-tattoo search. Let me pull open the gates that lead to a land of strange beauty and bacon-enthusiasm and, occasionally, shaky tattoo draughtsmanship. Watch your step, and please, whatever you do, don’t get any ideas. The tattoos follow after the jump.

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The Best Bacon Condiments If You Have NO Bacon

Bacon Squeez

At first, I thought this might almost be real. It is being sold, after all – and it’s not really that cheap! They also give a pretty plausible history for it. Apparently, Bacon Squeez was invented by a Swede after WWII. He developed a special way to cook bacon that turned it into a paste. Thus, Squeez Bacon was born! Also, according to the website, Squeez bacon helped bring ABBA together. Yeah, that’s where they started to lose me. The shelf life of “12 years” is also a bit of a giveaway.

They do have a cute video for Squeez Bacon. In it, they recommend putting Squeez Bacon on pretty much everything ranging from “sea meat” (sushi) to “American style break your fast” (Fruit Loops!) to more bacon. Yeah, it’s pretty cute:

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It also puts the nail in the coffin for me about whether or not Squeez Bacon is real.

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The Ultimate Bacon Infused Eggs Benedict Recipe

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    Prep Time: 2 minutes Cooking: 15 minutes

Last week I introduced you to the wonders of cooking with Bacon Vodka, today I’ll continue…

Everybody’s had bacon and eggs for breakfast. Since eggs don’t have a huge amount of flavour on their own, and they love to take on the flavours that they are cooked with, I tried to come up with a way to infuse the eggs with a bacon flavour so that you could have your bacon and eggs at the same time. With a product like Bakon Vodka, this makes the job a whole lot easier.

What I decided to do was to poach the eggs with some of the Bakon Vodka in the water so some flavour would be added there. I decided to go a little further and make a hollandaise and turn the poached eggs into Eggs Benedict – I added Bakon Vodka to that too! Throw everything on top of an English muffin with some bacon strips and you’re in bacon breakfast heaven.

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Iowa Officially Declares Bacon Day

Well, Iowa is starting to look a lot like heaven on earth for bacon lovers. Aside from the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, (an event which happened last Saturday, and which we’ll give you the full details on in a different post), the state legislature decided to name February 26th the state’s Official Bacon Day. We think that every day should be named an Official Bacon Day, but one day is a good start. More info, and the full text of this historic and ground-breaking declaration, follows after the jump.

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