Friday, August 11, 2017

Summer 2017: My Full Presentation from Camp Bacon!

MY LIFE WITH BACON CONTINUES with the full presentation I gave at Zingerman's Camp Bacon. This is mostly self-explanatory, but I've added a little text to help you. If you want to invite me to a BaconFest to present this, I'm happy to do so!

First, a photo of Debbie and I with Ari Weinzweig, founder of Zingerman's deli in Ann Arbor, with Jordan, one of Ari's co-workers.

Scroll down for a really funny video of a crime involving bacon.





Yes, my presentation was indeed about bacon-related crimes and incidents.


Burned bacon is extremely unhealthy. Don't do it.

There are a lot of chemicals in bacon, most are good for you. In fact, bacon is extremely low on the insulin index. Nitrates and nitrites are not bad (many studies have proven), but Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons are truly bad news. So don't overcook your bacon.

Every hear of Di-Hydrogen Oxide? 
But PAHs are truly bad.

There is actually a parody site about Di-Hydrogen Oxide.






I need to follow up with this guy to see how his engagement worked out.






This girl actually threw raw bacon at the 'pigs' and was arrested.
Here's a news report with video!



 There really is a lot of crime involving bacon.



 Stranger than fiction. I have the police and court reports is you want them.










Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Speaking at Zingerman's Camp Bacon June 3rd, 2017!

MY LIFE WITH BACON continues this week with an announcement: I will be speaking at Zingerman's Camp Bacon at the Main Event on June 3rd.

My topic: Crimes and Incidents Involving Bacon.

If you're a regular reader, you know what I'm talking about.

Here's the first slide from my talk. I'll also be on NPR in Ann Arbor talking about Camp Bacon as well!


National Public Radio in Ann Arbor interviewed me. Here's the link: http://wemu.org/post/chicago-food-blogger-share-his-love-bacon-ann-arbor#stream/0

Friday, March 10, 2017

World's Best Bacon is from Wisconsin

MY LIFE WITH BACON continues this week with a trip last weekend to Scottsdale. We spent the weekend at the incredible Four Seasons, took in a Cubs game, and treated ourselves to spa treatments and great food. This was all courtesy of Debbie's employer.

Of course, a highlight of the weekend was a visit to Proof - an awesome canteen at the hotel. Spacious, with an outstanding selection of American liquor, Proof is a destination whenever you're in the area. One evening, they featured a bacon-themed cocktail hour.


Naturally, it was very much worth checking out. I started with a great gin and club, and then switched to the featured whiskey - Campfire - neat, of course. The bacon was from - you guessed it - Nueske's. My favorite 'special' bacon.

Afterward, I of course had to purchase a T-shirt. The lovely and super-friendly Kyle helped us .



Of course, we got room service breakfast the next morning, which was equally awesome.


And when I got home, I naturally had to procure some from Sunset Foods, and bake it in the oven. The bacon basically melted in my mouth. Best. Bacon. Ever.

Of course, there is plenty of bacon news to report, but it'll have to wait for a future post.

Eat your bacon!