Camp Bacon

Love bacon? Who doesn't? But do you love bacon enough to go to Camp Bacon, where the who's who of the bacon world (let's call 'em bacon barons) meet:

Camp Bacon was to be a one-day Davos of cured and/or smoked pork. Many luminaries of the bacon world, plus new, rising stars, would be here: Allan Benton, the humble Tennessean whose pork bellies have made chefs swoon from New York to Napa; Herb Eckhouse, whose La Quercia pancetta and prosciutto from Iowa stand up to the best from Italy; and Nick Spencer, a Brit based in Chicago who began making back bacon this spring. Bacon poetry readings and a performance by 73-year-old R&B artist Andre Williams, who wrote a song called "Bacon Fat" in 1956, would help define the meat's cultural impact.

"It's a thinking person's bacon camp," said Ari Weinzweig, co-founder of Ann Arbor's gourmet mecca Zingerman's, which hosted the event. "I want to get people off the 'I love bacon' thing: 'Give me any and give me more.' I want them to know the differences between them and how to use them."

Jane Black of The Washington Post has the delicious story: Link

And of course, I have to point out our own Bacon Store over at the NeatoShop.

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"It’s a thinking person’s bacon camp."

Okay guys. The bacon thing is done. I enjoy the taste of bacon but you've driven this thing into the ground. Let's move on to grits or pancakes or some other breakfast food.
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