October 29th, 2013

News Flash: People Love Bacon!

A study was recently done by Wired magazine and The Food Network and the results were astounding — stuff tastes better when you add bacon!

I know, I know. Close your mouth. The shock is overwhelming. But it’s true, it has been scientifically proven.

These guys studied sandwiches and comments people made about them. Their conclusion? People liked it better when it had bacon on it.

Now you and I have known this for years. But now we have science to back us up. Bacon makes it better.

Read more about these bacony findings here. Just please try not to drool all over your keyboard while you’re doing it.

Oh, by the way, that drooling is called the Maillard reaction. It’s scientific, too! 🙂

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

October 18th, 2013

Bacon Milkshake, Anyone?

The Texas Motor Speedway is getting in on the bacon action – again.

They already offer bacon cotton candy (really?) but now, for your dining pleasure, they are introducing the Shake’n Bacon … a milkshake made with bacon.

I’m wondering (like many of you, I’m sure) if the whole thing didn’t come from the racing movie icon Ricky Bobby and his famous “shake and bake” mantra.

This concoction has been created by a chef, though, and I think they’re pretty serious about it. Ricky Bobby may be a little too low brow for these folks.

What do you think? Is a bacon milkshake at the racetrack a solid idea or a recipe for disaster?

Photo courtesy of Texas Motor Speedway via wfaa.com