Yes, I really, really did eat nothing but bacon for a few days short of an entire month. Once the whole thing started to seem sort of, I don’t know, silly – is that the word I’m looking for? – and my family was growing increasingly frustrated with the stunt, I thought it might be [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Month o' Bacon'
March 2nd, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 144 Comments
February 27th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 121 Comments
As March approaches, I figure a lot of people are going to be wondering how Mike’s Bacon Stupidity month fared. Well, it’s been an interesting past couple of days here at RiffTrax HQ. The lingering smell of bacon, which had been omnipresent for the month of February, no longer loomed in the air. [...]
February 20th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 109 Comments
It was a red letter here day at RiffTrax HQ last week! While media accolades have unceasingly poured in* over our 2.5+ year run here at RiffTrax, our local San Diego media has maintained an eerie, BoingBoing-esque silence regarding our work. Nothing from the local paper, no TV coverage, not even a blurb from [...]
February 17th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 44 Comments
Reader Brit (of the excellent blog Think of England — read his own fine bacon post here — commented: I’d be interested to know to what extent bacon is now dominating your life, in a way that food normally wouldn’t…Do you dream about bacon? Or does it not really come up except at mealtimes?
The latter [...]
February 16th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 82 Comments
I missed a purely slab bacon weekend by only one meal consisting of Henry’s thick sliced*. This was the thickest thick slice I have yet encountered and comes about as close to my ideal slice thickness as I can get without slicing it myself (the preceding sentence was brought to you by the word “slice”).
February 10th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 44 Comments
Many people, obviously envious of the path I’ve taken for Bacon Stupidity Month have asked me how they might undertake a similar course. It may seem impossibly complex, almost Byzantine at first: you – what? – eat bacon? for a month? how? Where am I? Help! But it’s really quite simple. First, go get one [...]
February 9th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 44 Comments
Yes, I promised reviews of flashy bacons, but I got busy this weekend and had to rely on supermarket brands yet again: Safeway and Farmland brands, which were nestled together at my local Von’s like a couple of, well, see photo.
And just like the boys in the photo, these cured and smoked strips of pork [...]
February 7th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 75 Comments
Breakfast and lunch consisted of Smithfield thick sliced. My main impression: meaty. I’m not entirely sure I like my bacon to be meaty, but Smithfield bacon didn’t seem to care. It just went ahead and was meaty without concerning itself with my feelings on the matter.
If I were going to write a slogan for Smithfield [...]
February 7th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 73 Comments
Late in day 6 of Bacon Stupidity I stopped to stock up, approached the check out and dropped eight pounds of various brands of bacon on the conveyor. The clerk, an attractive middle aged woman, smiled wryly and asked, “Cooking breakfast for everyone, no?” with an accent I guessed to be Eastern European. For reasons [...]
February 6th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 28 Comments
I’m well into my 6th day of Bacon Stupidity the last couple of which have featured regular old grocery store bacon, i.e., utility bacon: Kroger’s, Ralph’s, and some off brand I don’t even remember. Like utility infielder Chris Gomez they’ve been dependable, if not flashy, and when properly prepared have been able to hit for [...]
February 4th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 78 Comments
This morning’s meal consisted of a bacon face-off. On one side, Jimmy Dean’s Original Premium bacon (motto “Shine On”) and on the other Niman Ranch Applewood Smoked. The Niman’s was clearly still smarting from the pounding it received at the hands of Cook’s Illustrated – it looked down on the much smaller Jimmy Dean (exactly [...]
February 3rd, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 27 Comments
A short break (kind of) from bacon. Joining our blogroll is Jimmy Moore’s livinlavidalowcarb.com, a site packed with information on Viking shipbuilding techniques of the Iron Age (I’m kidding – it is of course low carb focussed.) Very interesting and entertaining podcasts – a favorite is his interview with the brilliant Gary Taubes. And, of [...]
February 2nd, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 73 Comments
Conor and I made a lunch time trip to one of my favorite bacon destinations, Tip Top Meats in Carlsbad, California, just a 15 minute ride from RiffTrax Towers. I offer this photo tour.
Conor and a femur bone.
This greets you when you enter.
Go past the many wursts, all of which have the same four ingredients [...]
February 1st, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 80 Comments
A delicious first day of my Month o’ Bacon. The menu today consisted of bacon for brunch followed by a pre-Superbowl party snack of bacon. The party is hosted by my neighbor, a lovely man, who already – rightly – thinks me a touch eccentric.
Loudly asking, “Hey, you got any plain bacon? I’m on an [...]
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January 31st, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 364 Comments
I’ll get right to the good stuff: for the entire month of February, 2009, I, Michael J. Nelson will eat nothing but bacon. Nothing, my friends, but bacon.
Why? Because bacon is nature’s finest and most nourishing food. Also, because several doubters on the RiffTrax staff had the unmitigated gall to insult bacon by making the [...]