Bacon – A Love Affair

BaconIt’s no secret that I love bacon. So today’s post is an ode to bacon. It’s not just a side to eggs and toast, it’s the main event. In recent years, man’s obsession with this wondrous pork product has been growing increasingly, currently there is even a TV show devoted to the stuff. Chicago has a Baconfest that has grown to Washington DC and San Francisco with over 3000 in attendance with more cities on the way. I think it was back in 2010 when my home town jumped on the bacon bandwagon, and the city I call home now has an annual local Baconfest every fall. It makes since that Knoxville has a growing “bacon scene.” Just down the road in Madisonville, Tennessee you’ll find some of the worlds best bacon – Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams has been cranking out top quality pig products since 1947. There’s a good chance that a local restaurant near you with an affinity for pork, already knows about Benton’s. If you haven’t had the opportunity to taste Benton’s Bacon, I suggest you log on to their website and order up a pound or two, they’ll ship anywhere! What’s bacon without a biscuit though? Knoxville is also home to the International Biscuit Festival, but more about that in another post. Now for a date with bacon from the guys at Epic Meal Time.


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