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Thursday, December 3, 2015

BaconFest is Back!

La Bottega Restaurant in Cape Town will be having it's second annual BaconFest this Saturday 5th December! Last year, from all accounts, was a roaring success, not like the F@#$ show that was the Wembly Tap

So please get down to La Bottega Restaurant in Buchanan Square. Support this sort of thing so we get more of it!

They'll be having 2 sittings. One in the afternoon and one in the evening. 150 tickets for each.
9 different dishes ranging from Pork sliders, Bacon wrapped miellies, candied Bacon, Bacon popcorn and many others!
They also have a number of craft beers on tap, so get down there. Settle in. And enjoy a day of Swine and beer!

This sounds like the sort of place I could enjoy!



Wednesday, November 25, 2015

We don't eat Pork

"Sorry black boys, only white men can handle this", she says.
See the responses she got!




Thursday, November 5, 2015

Because Bacon


Thanks The Occupy Bacon!

Bringing Home the Bacon

A farmer in China rides his Pig after deciding to keep it as a pet after it reached 600kg.
That is one large Pig!




Monday, October 12, 2015

Bacon - Because crack is bad for you



Bacon because crack is bad for you!

Thanks Sam - top stuff!

Austin Food + Wine Alliance

Wine and Swine at Star Hill Ranch, Austin, Texas.

This is something I could get behind. Swine - Love it! Wine - Love it!

If you're around there in November go and check it out!



More than two dozen top Austin chefs will ready their chops to prepare whole hogs and pork dishes for the Austin Food & Wine Alliance’s 5th Annual Wine & Swine Pig Roast. This event will take over the historic 1900s town setting of Star Hill Ranch, just 25 minutes west of downtown Austin in the Texas Hill Country. The festive pork-centric event will raise funds for AFWA culinary grants.


Thursday, October 8, 2015

World's oldest woman, 116, eats bacon daily

The worlds oldest person, Susannah Mushatt Jones, claims the secret to her longevity is a daily intake of Bacon!

We all, always, knew that Bacon was good for you. But now we have proof it is the source of the Holy Grail!

Read more here...


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Kraft Foods presents Sizzl

They're calling it Tinder for Bacon Lovers. A way to find your one true love (Bacon) and someone to spend the rest of your life with.

Check out their site.

"Find your bacon lover.
Introducing Sizzl – a real dating app for bacon lovers.
Connect with thousands of like-minded lovers who
share your selective taste in bacon that’s cured for
12 hours, and smoke-housed for another 12."

With an FAQ filled with questions such as : "How does the 'Sizzl-meter' work?", this is bound to be a winning formula!

Go on. Go get some Bacon love!



£45m pig semen deal

The Standard in the UK reports there is a deal between the UK and China involving exporting £45m worth of Pig semen to China.



You can read more about this on the Standard site here.

Somehow, to me, it doesn't really make sense to export the semen. I mean, in 10 years time there will be no need to have any relationship with the UK, for China, regarding Pigs as they would have been able to grow a very healthy population of UK Pigs.

Doesn't make sense.


Sunday, September 6, 2015

The Dirty Dozen with Dingley Dell

The Leather Bottle in Earlsfield, London are having a Pork Fest of sorts.
Loads of information about it in their email flyer, except a date.
Who sends out an email flyer about an event but forgets to include the date?

Anyway...here the details.

The Dirty Dozen with Dingley Dell
The Leather Bottle, Earlsfield
Sunday, 27 September 2015 from 16:00 to 23:00 (BST)
London, United Kingdom

Thursday, August 20, 2015

If I had 10 pieces of Bacon...

And you took 4, what would you have?



Yes! A black eye!

DON'T TOUCH MY BACON!

AllThingsBacon T-Shirts

Check out the AllThingsBacon store here and see some of the basic t-shirts currently on offer.

New designs will be added in the future.
All designs come in different styles of T-Shirt too.
Shipping from the US to South Africa is only US$7, so consider buying a whole lot of T-Shirts and consolidating the shipping costs!


Monday, August 17, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

Bacon on Bree - Cape Town

I did a post back March about Bacon on Bree in Cape Town. But that was before they had a website.

Now they have a website and a little more information about themselves.

Looking at their menu, what I love about it is they know what they are. They are about Bacon. Everything has Bacon on it!
Too many South African restaurants think they know what they are, but still try and cater for everyone.
Go to a steak house and you can get fish and chips.
Go to a fish place and you can get ribs.

What's that all about? Know what you are. Do it well and stick with what you know.

Started by Richard Bosman and Justine Seymour in Bree Street in Cape Town, with the aim of being a day time eatery specializing in Bacon.


Because Bacon



Thanks The Occupy Bacon!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Because Pepperoni




Thanks The Occupy Bacon!

'Cat ate my bacon and I want to press charges'

A man in West Yorkshire called the police to report that his girlfriends cat ate his Bacon.
We was calling to complain? Or press charges against...his girlfriend and her cat...



Full transcript of the call below:

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Alabama Man Caught Having Sex With Pig In WalMart Bathroom

This pretty much cover all stereotypes - Walmart, Alabama, Redneck....'Murca!

So a man somehow got a Pig into a Walmart bathroom to have relations with it?

Why?






Thursday, July 23, 2015

Smokey Bacon Jam with a kick

League of Beers send out weekly newsletters. This week their newsletter included the recipe for a great Bacon Jam.
Check it out here.


Friday, July 17, 2015

Vark Klub - Stokers

Yes another successful Vark Klub last night at Stokers Arms in Kloof. Eisbein all round and a lot of drinks.

Apparently Stokers Arms in Kloof is under new management. I haven't been there in a while, but it looks like it is gaining in popularity amongst the younger crowds. The place was nearly packed with loads of people eating, drinking and making merry.

We didn't try much on the menu apart from the cheesy garlic roll, the jalepeno poppers (awesome) and the Eisbein.
10 Eisbeins and not much waiting for them either. All huge and very tasty, along with the usual chips, mash and veg. All very good.

Check it out (once their website is working again).



Thursday, July 16, 2015

Seaweed that tastes like Bacon

Apparently Oreagon University have discovered a seaweed that tastes just like Bacon.
I can't say I'm convinced of this just yet. I'll reserve my judgment until it becomes mainstream.

Check out the full story here.
http://m.phys.org/news/2015-07-seaweed-bacon.html


posted from Bloggeroid

Bacon Festival SA Trolls

It seems some trolls have registered the url http://baconfestival.co.za/
The site poses as the home of the Cape Town Bacon Festival, when in reality it is an anti-Pork site.

Loads of images about the atrocities of Pig farming.

I agree, some of this stuff should be seen. We need to be aware that Pigs, and all meat, is not grown in a lovely field. The animal farming methods in this country do have a lot to be desired. But then again, if you know where your Pork comes from, and you know your Pork distributor, and abattoir, and are happy with the way things are done.
Then I have no problem!

And I know my local Pork farmer, distributor and abattoir. And I am happy with their methods.

So go check out Georgies Pork - they use ethical methods!



Monday, June 29, 2015

5 Things I like

This is here for the mention of Bacon. But it is also relevant and all things bikes is also nice!



Sunday, June 21, 2015

How to roll like Chris P. Bacon

Awesome Fathers Day present from my boy! The story of Chris P. Bacon!


All about a Pig with no hind legs, taken in by a vet and looked after.
Lots of life lessons for little ones too.

Think my boy is angling for more dad time!



posted from Bloggeroid

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hand Carved Pig Family

Jacaranda wood hand carved pig family.
Came across this site - http://www.craftersvillage.co.za/

The three piece is beautifully hand carved from Jacaranda wood.

Each hand carved wooden piece will differ slightly from each other, making each carving unique.

Adding loads of fun and character to any room.

Wooden family set with a red felt heart.

And in ZAR it is only R230 - which is around US$20! Bargain!
Go and get it!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Miley Cyrus naked and a Pig

On the cover of a magazine hugging a Pig. And the Pig certainly does not look too happy about being accosted by a naked Miley Cyrus.

I don't know what sort of magazine "Paper" is, but I could check with a very quick Google search. But the truth is I do not care.

So there you have it. A naked Miley Cyrus wrestling with a Pig.


Sunday, June 7, 2015

70,000 pounds of bacon spill in Illinois Amtrak crash

Huge tragedy! Luckily no loss if life, or anyone injured, but to loose 70 000 lb of Bacon - now that's devastating!

A train split a Bacon truck in half and spilled Bacon everywhere.

http://www.wthr.com/story/29254390/70000-pounds-of-bacon-spill-in-illinois-amtrak-crash#.VXMH2cgPZZw.facebook



posted from Bloggeroid

Monday, May 25, 2015

Pigs in a sty cake

A friend created this masterpiece for a joint birthday party of a one year old, a one year old and a two year old.
The three little pigs!

Great cake!

I've seen the idea before, and my wife has made me one too, but always great to see the kids being introduced to pigs at a nice young age!


posted from Bloggeroid

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Bacon flavoured teethers

Perfect for a new born! I wish we had these a few months back! Would have eased the teething pain of our little guy.

Great idea! Get them when you can!


posted from Bloggeroid

Friday, March 20, 2015

Georgie's Smoked Pork Products

So here in The Kingdom we've recently got Georgie's Smoked Pork Products into stores! Happy days!
I've been eating there meat direct from their butchery for years now, but its great to see their products finally making it into our local stores!
So far I've seen the Pork Kasslers and Bacon in my local Spar and Pic'n'Pay.
This makes me happy.
They have also got a new smoker in the last year and the flavours coming out are amazing!
Go out and try some of their meat!


posted from Bloggeroid

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Bacon on Bree opens in Cape Town

A new Bacon themed restaurant is opening soon in Cape Town's Bree Street.

Aiming to be a regular eatery for patrons, and not a fancy special treat restaurant.
Serving Bacon sandwiches, or toasted cheese and Bacon.
I look forward to giving this a go the next time I'm in Cape Town.


See the full article on EatOut

Wednesday, February 25, 2015