Bacon Unwrapped

Bacon Unwrapped

Monday, June 27, 2005

Culinary Genius

Chandler Goff, owner of Mulligan's in Decatur, GA, was recently on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to share his gift to human civilization - "The Hamdog."

The Hamdog is "a hot dog padded with sliced cheese and a half pound of hamburger, dropped in the deep fryer, bedded like the reclining Olympia on a hoagie roll, then lavished with chili, bacon, onions and a fried egg."

Another item on the Mulligan's menu - "The Luther Burger" - is "a bacon cheeseburger with a sliced, glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut for a bun, supposedly a favorite of Luther Vandross."

With all the hype surrounding the so-called "obesity epidemic," it's comforting to know that culinary pioneers such as Chandler Goff still exist.

I hope to one day be a Hamdog Pilgrim.

Links to related articles:
It's a deep-fried train wreck, but I can die happy
In Praise of the Luther Burger

Wake n' Bacon

"An alarm clock that wakes you up with the smell and sizzle of cooking bacon."

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Bacon-Inspired Products

The Grateful Palate ( has unique bacon-inspired products:

BLT Candles

Bacon-of-the-Month Club

Bacon Air Fresheners

Bacon Soap

Bacon Soap???

Read this - it's pretty damn funny:

Monday, June 13, 2005

Hungry for bakony in Hungary

Ran into this little treat at the Arany Pince restaurant in Budapest. Bacon fat as a side dish. That's hard core.

Berner Würstel im Wien

There really aren't words to describe this delicacy. A cheese stuffed sausage wrapped in bacon. Einfach Speckvergnügen.

Bryndzové Halusky

We didn't have time to eat a meal during our stop in Bratislava, and apparently that was a mistake. Here's a recipe for a typical Slovakian food called Bryndzové Halusky.

Ingredients (serves 6)
- 1 kg of potatoes
- 200 g of flour
- 2 eggs
- 250 g of bryndza (a Slovak ewe cheese)
- 120 g of cubes of bacon
- oil
- milk
- salt

Grate the raw potatoes, add some spoons of milk, the eggs and the flour. Salt and mix. Knead the dough : it must be supple. Make rolls, and cut small slices on a moisten plank. Bring a big pan of salt water to a boil. Boil the slices in small numbers. When they come back up, cook 5 or 6 minutes. Drain them. Serve with crumbled bryndza. Coat with a lot of oil and add the fried cubes of bacon.

Ensenada Bacon

I have no idea what a Mexican 'bacon dog' is, and unfortunately this little shack was never open so I couldn't find out, but I'm sure it's muy bien.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Je'adore lard

I'm in Brussels, it’s 3:00 am and I can’t sleep. So in honor of the recent death of the EU Constitution, following are translations for “bacon” in the official languages of the EU. This week I will have the opportunity to eat lard, speck, szalonna and slanina.

Vote for your favorite.

Baconen (Danish)
Speck (German)
μπέικον (Greek)
Bacon (English)
Lard (French)
Pancetta (Italian)
Spek (Dutch)
Toicinho (Portuguese)
Pekoni (Finnish)
Bacon (Swedish)
Slanina (Czech)
Peekon (Estonian)
Bekons (Latvian)
Bekonas (Lithuanian)
Szalonna (Hungarian)
Bejken (Maltese)
Bekon (Polish)
Slanina (Slovak)
špeh (Slovene)

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Cuddle with bacon

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Waikiki Bacon

Bacon - the perfect cure for a Mai Tai hangover.

The Road to Hana ends with a tasty breakfast sandwich

The contents are simple - sesame bun, American cheese, scrambled eggs and our beloved bacon. The result is heaven.

SPAM - Hawaiian for "Bacon"

It may not be the real thing, but boy do those Hawaiians love it...

Bacon on Vacation

No matter where you are in the world, all you need are a skillet and tongs.

Bacon for the Seoul

The W Hotel in Seoul is one of the city's hottest spots. But eating a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich from the comfort of your hotel room - with a great view of the city and Han River in the background - is even hotter.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Can you hear the sizzle? It's here.