Just call 'em slabs of joy.
May 4, 2008 12:26 PM   Subscribe

Bacon caramel. Candied bacon and egg ice cream. Bacon lip balm. Bacon bra (NSFW). Bacon placemants. French-fry coated bacon on a stick. An overabundance of bacon cakes. Bacon cookies. Bacon and bourbon. And fifty other ways to use MeFi's favorite food--BACON.
posted by youarenothere (75 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
Also, a few blogs about bacon, most of which have been mentioned on MeFi previously.
posted by youarenothere at 12:26 PM on May 4, 2008


Double... BACON CHEESEBURGER OM NOM NOM NOM
posted by loquacious at 12:38 PM on May 4, 2008


Has anyone invented a bacon dildo yet?
posted by MaryDellamorte at 12:48 PM on May 4, 2008 [3 favorites]


Funny, I just cooked up a pound of bacon in my cast iron pan. I plan on frying a pork chop in the bacon grease later. Mmm.
posted by backseatpilot at 12:50 PM on May 4, 2008


The bacon bra is a double, although it was deleted.
posted by deadmessenger at 12:52 PM on May 4, 2008


Metafilter: bacon dildo
posted by Alex404 at 12:54 PM on May 4, 2008


Well, the candied bacon guy does it wrong. You should coat both sides of your bacon with brown sugar. And it doesn't have to be light brown sugar - I've used dark brown with excellent results. I have contemplated using molasses brown sugar, which is even darker and has a slightly bitter finish from the molasses. Hmmm. Now I'm hungry.
posted by rtha at 1:10 PM on May 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


I for one welcome our new pig-meat overlords.
posted by Rinku at 1:16 PM on May 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


The "about" blog link above mentions Hugo's restaurant here in Portland. He also owns Duckfat, where you can add bacon to anything for $2.

I put a slice of crumbled bacon in oatmeal this morning after reading about bacon wrapped hot dogs in LA.

That bacon ice cream looks yummy!
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 1:17 PM on May 4, 2008


A philosophical approach to bacon.
posted by blacklite at 1:18 PM on May 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Is this something I would have to eat meat to understand?
posted by NortonDC at 1:26 PM on May 4, 2008


MetaFilter's favorite food. Oh. Really?
posted by From Bklyn at 1:28 PM on May 4, 2008


Yeah, I pretty much meant my favorite. My favorite food. Sorry about that.
posted by youarenothere at 1:34 PM on May 4, 2008


Brings to mind this Onion article.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 1:36 PM on May 4, 2008


Vosges makes bacon and chocolate candy bars.
posted by dog food sugar at 1:56 PM on May 4, 2008


I love bacon but it's not for dessert. You've gone too far!
posted by autodidact at 1:59 PM on May 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Is this something I would have to eat meat to understand?

Yes, in much the same way having an orgasm helps one understand why we're so keen on them.
posted by kjs3 at 2:16 PM on May 4, 2008 [4 favorites]


but what about pork chops? bacon is good. but fried bacon is to 2" bone-in slo-grilled pork chops as hamburgers are to beer-fed Kobe filet mignon.
posted by dawson at 2:22 PM on May 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm beginning to feel bacon fatigue
posted by seawallrunner at 2:26 PM on May 4, 2008 [1 favorite]



Also, a few blogs about bacon, most of which have been mentioned on MeFi previously.

Bacon awareness has an elliptical orbit.
posted by cometwendy at 2:30 PM on May 4, 2008


needs more bacon.
posted by blue_beetle at 2:31 PM on May 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


At dinner last night, we were snuck a sample of the bacon jam that Chef Luke is introducing with his spring menu next week. Bacon jam -- sounds disgusting, tastes amazing.

There was also bacon ice cream, but it was too salty to really be good.
posted by jacquilynne at 2:34 PM on May 4, 2008


Some people prefer them as a cat ornament.
posted by Ber at 2:41 PM on May 4, 2008


Has anyone invented a bacon dildo yet?

Just go to a butcher. They'll cut you some bacon in any shape you please.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 2:57 PM on May 4, 2008


I love bacon but it's not for dessert. You've gone too far!

You haven't had rtha's candied bacon. I've had some, at a little mefi meetup and gaming party she and gingerbeer had.

I'm kind of embarrassed about my reaction. I think it was the first time I've ever had an orgasm in a room full of strangers. Fully clothed, no less.

Some people prefer them as a cat ornament.

Way ahead of you.

I still want to see someone try to tape bacon to a dog.
posted by loquacious at 3:00 PM on May 4, 2008


Has anyone invented a bacon dildo yet?

Assuming that this bacon dildo is cooked, I'm really, really conflicted about this.

I want be snarky. (Two great tastes that go great tog... OH MY GOD DON'T FINISH TYPING THAT)

I want to be supportive and open, as I'll try anything at least once. ("I can't eat three pounds of bacon!" "Oh, it's not going in that end!" /roadtowellville)

I want to say that I'd be totally down with going down and eating bacon at the same time. I want to. But what happens when I run out of bacon? That sounds dangerous.
posted by loquacious at 3:10 PM on May 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Okay seriously, bacon is entering pirate/robot/ninja/monkey/zombie/ohgodinternetpleaseshutup territory.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 3:23 PM on May 4, 2008 [3 favorites]


For any MeFi users in the Los Angeles area, Scoops makes bacon ice cream fairly regularly. Their bacon and chocolate is mediocre (the chocolate overpowers the bacon), the bacon and caramel is much better, and their bacon, banana and peanut butter is about as close to heaven as our LOLXIAN-loving asses are ever likely to encounter.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 3:30 PM on May 4, 2008


Bacon Bits
Give me shits.
posted by Dizzy at 3:46 PM on May 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


We had bacon topped maple bars at work one day. Delicious. My coworker calls bacon "the duct tape of food."
posted by scrumtralescent at 3:50 PM on May 4, 2008


[NOT MEATIST]

I just don't get geeks and bacon. I get geeks. Just not geeks and bacon.
posted by allen.spaulding at 3:50 PM on May 4, 2008


Apparently these guys were a bit premature with their assessment of bacon's cultural cachet.
posted by Fennel B. at 4:08 PM on May 4, 2008


We had bacon topped maple bars at work one day. Delicious. My coworker calls bacon "the duct tape of food."

Are you in Portland, by chance? Mmm...Voodoo Doughnut...

In North Portland, there's a food cart that has maple bacon ice cream. I tried some and it didn't agree with my tastebuds.
posted by Artnchicken at 4:16 PM on May 4, 2008


I meant this: Voodoo Doughnut
posted by Artnchicken at 4:17 PM on May 4, 2008


Bacon (YouTube)
posted by fourcheesemac at 4:30 PM on May 4, 2008


Also, I once worked in a kitchen where the line guys (who were from the Caribbean) used to routinely pour cups of bacon grease into (specific menu) "vegetarian" dishes like beans and such, and when challenged on it would say "It's not meat, it's just bacon fat!"

Mmmm
posted by fourcheesemac at 4:34 PM on May 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


at the farmer's market, sometimes the pig people have butt bacon, which is really, really good. and the beef people have beef bacon, which for a long time we were hesitant to try (could it possibly be as good as pig bacon?) turns out, that's pretty darn good, too. also, bacon boomerang.
posted by snofoam at 4:41 PM on May 4, 2008


You worked with some extraordinarily dim-witted people, huh?
posted by Solon and Thanks at 4:42 PM on May 4, 2008


also, i asked for this for christmas and no one got it for me. i guess i'll just have to start making my own.
posted by snofoam at 4:46 PM on May 4, 2008


also, as much as i love bacon, if we all had just one meal a week where we didn't eat bacon, it would help our environment. i know it seems crazy, but i think we could do it.
posted by snofoam at 4:48 PM on May 4, 2008


You worked with some extraordinarily dim-witted people, huh?

No, actually, just a bunch of (fairly smart) guys who didn't really get the concept on a cultural level, or if they did, didn't really give a shit -- actually I was hired to ameliorate the situation as a white guy who spoke French and could explain such things to them (though they mostly spoke Creole French that might as well have been Greek to me).

Eventually we reached a compromise; we'd leave out the bacon fat but feel sorry for the poor vegetarians whose food had no flavor, all good.
posted by fourcheesemac at 5:39 PM on May 4, 2008


God hates bacon.

But I do not.
posted by sparkletone at 5:39 PM on May 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Okay seriously, bacon is entering pirate/robot/ninja/monkey/zombie/ohgodinternetpleaseshutup territory.

I get that, and almost didn't make the post because of a similar feeling. But I really want to try some of these recipes and I thought that because it's mostly recipes that it was a bit less navel-gazy than just BACN ROX and I wanted to share. Maybe not.

Meanwhile, rtha, if your candied bacon recipe is truly as orgasmic as loquacious says it is, would you mind passing it along? Email is profile, if you're feeling gracious!
posted by youarenothere at 5:50 PM on May 4, 2008


re: fourcheesemac/cultural definitions of meat. this is totally true, and i think quite common. in places i've been in asia often fish flakes/fish sauce/animal based stock, etc don't negate the vegetarianness of a dish. the main exception is buddhist restaurants. maybe it's a language thing. like how older people in the US don't consider fish to be meat. or sometimes even chicken.
posted by snofoam at 6:25 PM on May 4, 2008


Has anyone invented a bacon dildo yet?

Ah, this is the 'pork sword' kids nowdays are referring to?

Okay seriously, bacon is entering pirate/robot/ninja/monkey/zombie/ohgodinternetpleaseshutup territory.

"For god's sake please stop expressing your preference!"

The ubiquity of bacon-worship is merely testament to its excellence. It has earned its divine status. Come worship at the Pork Temple. No, not that one.

What have robots done lately? Huh? Surgery? I wouldn't even need surgery if it wasn't for bacon!

*goes back to buttering bacon*
posted by cosmonik at 6:45 PM on May 4, 2008


Candied bacon, aka bacon candy, aka millionaire's bacon, rtha's way:

Preheat oven to...400F, I think. Maybe 375F.

Get 1 pound (there's no point in doing less) thick-cut bacon. I buy the bulk bacon at Whole Foods.

Take a baking sheet with a rim. Crumple up a piece of foil (not too tight) and then uncrumple it so it covers the bottom of the baking sheet. I have no idea which side faces up.

Lay out your bacon strips, and have your (dark) brown sugar to hand. Start sprinkling. Press it in. Turn the strips over and repeat. Go heavier rather than lighter on the sugar.

Put the baking sheet into the oven. Check in 10 minutes. You can turn the strips after the 1st 10 minute check, if everything looks good. Keep an eye on things. When it's done (total maybe 20 minutes? I'm usually half-schnocked when I make this, since it's a tradition at our big booze-up party each year, so I pay attention to how the bacon looks, not what the clock says), take it out of the oven.

Let it sit for a minute, but not too long. Put the strips on a plate. Save some for yourself. Carefully scrape the bits of carmelizing bacon fat off the tinfoil. Put on a pancake (or tortilla or potato chip or cracker) and eat.
posted by rtha at 6:51 PM on May 4, 2008 [4 favorites]


Oh yeah - I use crumpled tinfoil instead of setting the bacon on a rack because I do want it to sit a little bit and cook in its own fat. It's a step between setting on a bare baking sheet (which will then be a nightmare to clean) and letting all the lovely fat drip away.
posted by rtha at 6:54 PM on May 4, 2008


So there's a computer security con coming up in Buenos Aires.
posted by effugas at 7:03 PM on May 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


He also owns Duckfat, where you can add bacon to anything for $2.

There's something very sad and yet very wonderful about knowing that a few ducks had to die so you can eat your French fries. Sad because ducks are cute. Wonderful because the fries are great!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 7:16 PM on May 4, 2008


Okay seriously, bacon is entering pirate/robot/ninja/monkey/zombie/ohgodinternetpleaseshutup territory.

Is there a word for this? Overmemed?
posted by Bookhouse at 7:25 PM on May 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


I made some choclate covered bacon. Surprisingly, the bacon turned out like a cookie wafer, giving the chocolate some body =)
posted by porpoise at 8:02 PM on May 4, 2008


Has anyone invented a bacon dildo yet?

Did pigs stop having dicks or something?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 8:06 PM on May 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


dog food sugar - I've had some of that stuff before. Weak sauce. There's barely any bacon in it and what's there is just crumbled up pathetic little bits.

Have we covered bacon cups before? Had them once, but instead of salad, we used mashed potatoes.
posted by porpoise at 8:06 PM on May 4, 2008


a timely xkcd comic, or a timely post? you be the judge.

mmmm....
posted by nosila at 8:59 PM on May 4, 2008


Bacon is so versatile.
posted by tellurian at 9:16 PM on May 4, 2008


LIKE MANY OTHERS
I LIKE BACON
QUITE OFTEN
FOR DINNER
BURMA SHAVE
posted by blue_beetle at 9:18 PM on May 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


OTH, it's not so versatile that it will go with vodka.
posted by tellurian at 9:36 PM on May 4, 2008


Metafilter : Overmemed
posted by liza at 10:05 PM on May 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Did pigs stop having dicks or something?

XQUZYPHYR, don't make us bring out the diagrams of pig genitals again...that way lies all kinds of 'slinky' one-liners and man-boar-sex jokes.

Also, not to speak for MaryDellamorte's internal anatomy, but...these aren't the dildos you're looking for.
posted by cosmonik at 10:30 PM on May 4, 2008


[NOT BACONIST]
posted by telstar at 11:05 PM on May 4, 2008


Bacon.
posted by arcticwoman at 2:17 AM on May 5, 2008


Bacon mustache. vvvvv
posted by louche mustachio at 6:46 AM on May 5, 2008


we'd leave out the bacon fat but feel sorry for the poor vegetarians whose food had no flavor, all good

Because vegetarians are about as hilarious as fat people, or gay people, or the disabled.
posted by tr33hggr at 7:25 AM on May 5, 2008


Discussing bacon and nobody mentioned Elvis?

Sandwich
Peanut Butter
Honey
Banana
Bacon
=
"The Elvis" (also for sale at the Peanut Butter Cy. in Sullivan St., NYC)

I believe it must be deep fried for historical correctness.
posted by NekulturnY at 7:45 AM on May 5, 2008


I'm going to say it. Bacon is not as good as you people make it out to be. It can improve certain foods, but on it's own, I can take it or leave it.
posted by electroboy at 9:43 AM on May 5, 2008


Ber:

Some people prefer them as a cat ornament.

I knew it was inevitable I would be linked. But BaconCat has her own home on the Web now.
posted by jscalzi at 10:53 AM on May 5, 2008


Believe it or not, BACON has made quite a stir in EVE: (some self-linkage follows, disclosure, I am the CEO of Gunfleet.)

Controversial launch.
Massively coverage.
Podcast ranting.
Hysterical calls for bannage.
The product itself.
posted by Cathedral at 11:05 AM on May 5, 2008


Because vegetarians are about as hilarious as fat people, or gay people, or the disabled.

???
posted by Bookhouse at 11:05 AM on May 5, 2008


I'm beginning to feel bacon fatigue

I usually only feel that way after two or three hog's worth.
posted by quin at 11:05 AM on May 5, 2008


Bookhouse - I get bitchy sometimes when I'm pressed on other fronts, like work. Ignore me.
posted by tr33hggr at 12:44 PM on May 5, 2008


MeFi's favorite food--BACON.

Judging from this thread, peanut butter is well ahead of bacon.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 1:27 PM on May 5, 2008


ohgodinternetpleaseshutupandpassthepancakes.
posted by mrgrimm at 4:57 PM on May 5, 2008


Hey! I don't see anyone mentioning my new favorite book title!
Sex & Bacon: Why I Love Things That Are Very, Very Bad For Me.
posted by redsparkler at 6:21 PM on May 5, 2008


Bacon salt.
posted by christopherious at 11:27 PM on May 5, 2008


(Forgot title case)
posted by christopherious at 11:28 PM on May 5, 2008


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