BaconFest ’13, if at all possible, was even more fun than BaconFest ’12!
The first night that we “got our bacon on” was one year ago and occurred after many a discussion about how much we loved eating the belly of the pig. And how do I know that bacon comes from the belly of the pig? Because in addition to EATING bacon we take a Bacon Quiz (complete with prizes for the winners and the losers), and one of the questions was “what part of the pig does American Bacon come from?”
In the year since then, various friends have brought a variety of bacon related food items and they were on display for all to see.
Last year, everyone seemed to bring dishes which featured bacon as an “in your face” ingredient. We had BLTs, Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Brownies with Bacon, and Bacon Explosion (http://www.bbqaddicts.com/blog/recipes/bacon-explosion/).
We started the evening with an amuse bouche of Deviled Eggs with Bacon and a shot of Bakon Vodka.
While the Deviled Eggs with Bacon served as the opening act again this year, the rest of the dishes presented bacon in a bit more of a subtle (and incredibly tasty) way.
We had Bacon Cheeseburger Dip
Bacon Tomato Pizza
Bacon & Brussell Spout Hash
Cheddar Cauliflower Fritters
Kale, Apple, Onion & Bacon Melange
Bacon Wrapped New Potatoes with Sour Cream Hot Sauce
Somehow I did not get pictures of the:
Warm and Creamy Bacon Dip (omg – YUM!),
Bacon Wrapped Artichoke Hearts (out of this world good!),
Beer Cheese Soup with Bacon (delish!), and
the most amazing Maple Bacon Ice Cream!
It was truly a feast for a Bacon Lover and I can’t wait for BaconFest ’14!
(and hopefully I’ll have learned to photograph food by then)