Bacon 101

There’s more than one way to cure bacon. Here is a guide to the different types of bacon available in the market including the various types of bacon cures. How is bacon made and what is the difference between wet cured and dry cured bacon? We begin the journey in 1500 BC, in Ancient China, …

Bacon Samples at Bourbon & Bacon Chattanooga Festival

Bacon & Bourbon

A delightful combination that is apparently well known based on all of the bourbon and bacon festivals going on around the country. Bacon Freak was happy to be a sponsor of the Bacon & Barrel Festival held recently in Chattanooga, Tennessee. And well, if you’re going to have a bourbon festival, Tennessee seems like a …

Bacon Bourbon

The process of infusing the bacon into the bourbon is called fat washing. Sounds gross but the result is absolutely delicious…

Bacon Potstickers

      National Bacon  Lover’s Day is August 20! This seems like a great time to try out a new recipe featuring the star of the holiday, bacon. And we’re going in what might seem an unusual direction for a recipe featuring bacon, but really not so much if you consider that China is …

four bacon flavors

When Pigs Can Fly!

You’re likely familiar with wine and craft beer flights, a collection or grouping of various wines or beers for the purpose of tasting and comparing. The same concept is used for bacon flights and can be found in many restaurants including The Center Street Cafe in Farmersville, OH. Breakfast, the most important meal of the …

Bacon Based Spaghetti Carbonara

“Begin with Bacon” should be the rallying cry for recipes, as everyone knows, everything is better with bacon. Some recipes use bacon as a garnish, other recipes feature bacon as the star of the show. This recipe begins with bacon, but rather than sliced strips of bacon, a portion from a slab of bacon is …