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Baconeers are dedicated to the scientific art of proving the addition of bacon makes everything in life better. We share recipes, news and tips about bacon.


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Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Meatballs

Sometimes, a dish needs little bacon bits sprinkled on top. Sometimes, a dish calls for crisp sticks of bacon stuffed within. When all is said and done, however, The Gunny Snack knows the best dishes are just wrapped whole in bacon. INGREDIENTS: 1 lb bacon cut in half (~18 slices/~36 half-slices) 36 meatballs or as many as…

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Seven Bacon Festivals to Fill Your Summer Calendar

Ever wonder what four tons of bacon would look like? We don’t. Because we’ve seen it. Chicago’s 10th annual Baconfest ate it’s way through 8,000 pounds of bacon goodness this year! Served up in every possible way—crispy, salty, chewy, fried, baked, whole, half, upside down, and probably sideways—it will be a hard event to top….

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ICYMI: Camp Bacon Is Back

You may remember last year when we told you about Camp Bacon, a real life, not too-good-to-be-true place in Ann Arbor, Michigan. If you missed it last year, which of course you did not, don’t worry. There’s still time to register for this year’s 9th annual Camp Bacon—running from May 30 to June 3, 2018. (IMAGE:…

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An Open Letter to Tim Carman, Bacon Hater

Dear Mr. Carman, We read your piece in The Washington Post about bacon. We are not pleased. We find your rhetoric unscrupulous, your metaphors crass, and your conclusions downright… dare we say it?… vegetarian. You say bacon “has become our national crutch” and we “rely on it to the point of disability.” You claim it…

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BNN: Bacon Fest, Hair, & Baseball

Catch up on the latest and greatest in the always-crispy world of bacon:   What do you call a place with bacon costumes, bacon eating contests, and bacon games? Heaven. But also, The Bacon and Beer Classic festival, coming to a city near you. (IMAGE: Rebecca Fondren/IndyStar) If you do your best thinking in the shower,…

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5 Irresistible Valentine’s Day Gifts for Bacon Lovers

Still looking for that perfect valentines day idea—something outside the cliché box of chocolates? Not to worry. The answers are here. Skip the regular sundries and give them what they really want: Bacon.   Bacon Roses Roses? It’s been done. Bacon roses? Now you have our attention.   Bacon Popcorn Sure, you could go out to…

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The 5 Bacon Recipes You Need for the Big Game

Whether you come for the football, the commercials, or the halftime show, every big game party needs some tasty bacon snacks. These five recipes will definitely go quickly, so we recommend saving a few for yourself.   Maple Bacon Chicken and Waffle Wings What’s a football watch party without chicken wings? Frankly, we’d rather not…

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BNN: Jams, Bars, & Road Hogs

Catch up on the latest and greatest in the always-crispy world of bacon:   A runaway pig caused a slight holdup on a busy street not long ago. Good news, though: this “road hog” is safe and sound, reunited with his farmer.   The now-famous Bacon Bar in Nevada is looking forward to celebrating its…

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Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon

Click here to download the instructions in a printer-friendly version of this delicious recipe. Baconeers, we’ve been saying for a while that bacon is becoming the food of the 21st century. Not only is it incredibly delicious, but it has numerous health benefits, some of which you can’t get even if you eat fruits and…

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BNN: Inns, Feasts, and Princes

For your crispy reading pleasure, catch up on the latest and greatest in the wide world of the Bacon News Network:   Although mom always told us not to play with our food, we love getting creative with bacon. These restaurant owners in Wisconsin get an A+ in our book for combining bacon and the outdoors with Outside…

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