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the 1st bacon takedown has commenced and it was such a great event! a special thanks to coordinator matt timms and to hormel for the bacon of course and to warehouse live for hosting.

adam signed up for the event first, then i got a little competitive and signed up to compete too. lastly, linda, a friend of ours wanted to help, so she joined forces with adam.

linda & adam experimented with a few options, even practiced on a very delicious bacon bahn mi! their final recipe proved to be a winner, bacon lolipops! carmelized bacon with garlic & red pepper wrapped around a piece of granny smith apple, held together with a lolipop stick.  they won judge’s choice for ‘sweet tooth’

i tested a few dishes last week and had a very solid bacon cheese soup. i was really happy with the recipe, but day of, it didn’t turn out exactly as planned, still good, but not a winner. not to mention one pot burned beyond recovery, so i ran a little short and couldn’t serve the last 25 people or so.

VERY fun event, lots of cool people, great turn out and amazing food. more pictures to come from the nikon, but here’s a preview.

there were 20 dishes, here a sample of the line up:

  • bacon crusted pork loin
  • double happiness cacon pot dtickers
  • pork belly burritos and bacon boxes
  • bacon avocado tartlets with bacon brittle
  • bacon jam & ravioli



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