Top 7 Most Creative Uses of Bacon

The only thing I love more than bacon, is finding new, creative ways to go about enjoying bacon and incorporating it into seemingly everyday activities!

The other day I looked over to my lampshade and thought “Hey, that lampshade looks really cool. But you know what would make it an even cooler lampshade? Bacon. Lots, and lots of bacon.”

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Bacon Wrapped Herb Roasted Chicken and Bacon Mushroom Risotto

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Growing up in an Italian household taught me that absolutely nothing is better than a home-cooked meal from your mother. Whether you’re returning from a long trip or just coming home from school, mamma’s cooking always welcomes you in just the right way. There is something about how she combines the simplest of elements to create such a warm and homey feel.

This is the essence of peasant food; non- pretentious dishes created from inexpensive ingredients presented in an elegant way. It has caught fire with top chefs and restaurateurs for this very reason. This rustic, old-school dish with a bacon twist embodies that spirit. You can serve a family of four for roughly twenty dollars, but, I assure you, there is no skimping on flavour. I promise you that.

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Top 10 Ways to Incorporate Bacon with Other Foods/Recipes

If you’re like me and like to keep it original, then it’s a good idea to look to incorporate bacon into some of your favourite foods and recipes.

The other day I thought it’d be cool to just simply add a few strips of bacon to a grilled-cheese sandwich I had made – and voila! I had found a new, simple addition to my grilled-cheese world, and I’ll probably rarely have a grilled-cheese sandwich without the addition of bacon from here on in!

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Bacon Scarves

Now that fall is here, we need to start thinking about bundling up again. Usually these thoughts don’t have much to do with bacon, but we have been working hard here at the Republic of Bacon to make sure you can squeeze your bacon love into every moment of your life. And here’s one idea for fall: bacon scarves.

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Bacon to Cure Hangovers?

Forget supposed remedies such as burnt toast, gingerroot, soup, or even (gasp) more alcohol – recent research suggests that our favourite pork-laden after product is scientifically determined to be the best cure for a hangover.

Drinking large quantities of alcohol over a short period of time diminishes the brain’s neurotransmitters – making you feel nauseated, exhausted, and generally drained the following morning. Bacon is extremely rich in protein, and contains vital amino acids that boost neurotransmitters in our brains to help make us feel better.

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Top 10 Interesting Bacon Products

Bacon is certainly very versatile – with many different variations, flavours, and types offered, making it one of the most popular food items in North America.

However, some of these varieties are just SO creative, I absolutely had to conjure up a list to share with you some of the most amazing bacon foods you’d never imagine in your wildest dreams, and yes, each and every one of the items on this list are 100% real.

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Quick and Easy English Muffins of Awesomeness

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I’m fairly certain we’ve all come across this problem at one point or another:

It’s morning. You’ve hit the snooze button one too many times. You may or may not have had one to many drinks the night before. You’re probably going to be late for work if you don’t hurry. But you’re STARVING! There’s no time to whip up a batch of bacon (Yes, yes, I know, there’s always time for bacon), and cereal just isn’t going to cut it today. What is a bacon lover to do?

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You Think You Know Your Bacon?

Bacon, bacon, bacon. We all know and love it – aside from vegetarians, and they truly don’t know what they’re missing out on. But do we really know bacon?

Let’s have a closer look at everyone’s favourite pork-induced food:

1. Bacon comes from the belly of a pig.

2. 70% of all Bacon consumed in the USA is eaten during breakfast time. Canada doesn’t make this data available… interesting.

3. There are ‘types’ of pigs bred specifically for the creation of bacon: Yorkshire and Tamworth.

4. “Bacon Day” is held annually on the Saturday before Labour Day.

5. It is one of the oldest processed meats in history – with the Chinese salting pork bellies as early as 1500 B.C.

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FREE Bacon to all of our Fans!


The Promotion is now closed as we reached 10,000. Join our facebook page to find out about future promotions

We have some exciting news for all Canadians this weekend. September 4th is International Bacon Day, and to celebrate the Republic of Bacon is giving away 10,000 coupons of Maple Leaf Reclosable Bacon to their Canadian fans on Facebook. To qualify for the free bacon Canadians will only have to “Like” The Official Republic of Bacon fanpage and fill out a form with their mailing address.

The bacon being given away is the only available reclosable bacon in Canada, adding that extra convenience to the bacon cooking process. It’s also made so that it is easy to fork out each piece of bacon individually, instead of getting your hands messy.

International Bacon day is celebrated annually on the Saturday before Labor Day, started in 2004 by a group of CU Boulder University Students. Celebrations are about enjoying Bacon with friends and family, and trying new bacon creations!

Why are we doing this? Simple, we asked our readers what they wanted most from our glorious republic. What did our readers/fellow bacon lovers/bacon ethusiants want? Free bacon!

We went one step further and thought it would be unfair to just give free Maple Leaf Reclosable bacon just to our fans. Why not give out more? That is why we decided to even allow our readers friends and family to get involved. That way everyone gets Free Maple Leaf Bacon!

All you need to do is head over to our Facebook Fan page and claim your coupon. The coupon will be mailed to you and is only eligable for Canadian residents. We only have 10,000 coupons to give out, make sure you become a Facebook Fan right now.

Don’t forget, you can also follow us on Twitter, Flickr and Youtube.

Update: We have reached the 10,000 mark. The promotion is now closed.

Top 3 Bacon Inspired Funnies

The other day I heard a funny joke:

“Knock knock! Who’s there? Lettuce. Lettuce Who? Lettuce in and we’ll tell you!”

Pretty funny right? Right? I thought so too – but then I got thinking. What would really make a good joke? Not one where I’d chuckle and that’d be that, but a joke whereby the entire universe as we know it would be turned topsy-turvy, neutrons would split, and people from all over the land would be able to unite and laugh at this joke’s glory.

And then it came to me.

Bacon.

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