Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Becky's Picks: Surefire Heart Attack

It's time once again to celebrate the most glorious meat on the planet. This gem came into my inbox via an awesome co-worker, with the headline: "You are a trendsetter."

I thought she was sending a picture of shoes.

The "Bacon Explosion" was recently featured in a New York Times article.

Here are the highlights:

"The Bacon Explosion is a massive torpedo-shaped amalgamation [editor's note: I love the word amalgamation] of two pounds of bacon woven through and around two pounds of sausage."

"...containing at least 5,000 calories and 500 grams of fat..."

"A man from Wooster, Ohio, wrote that friends had served it at a bon voyage party before his 10-day trip to Israel, where he expected bacon to be in short supply. 'It wasn’t planned as a send-off for me to Israel, but with all of the pork involved it sure seemed like it,' he wrote."
There are some competing claims as to the origination of this masterpiece. Bacon logs have been done before -- see here and here.

My rating: 5/5 stars, for all of the bacon log/rolls/fatties as well as the article.

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Chris said...

Hilarious yet horrific, all in one woven package.

Andrea Marie Photo said...

Ouch, I feel the heartburn already.

Holly said...

chris, i love the woven package statement, you've been married to becky for a long time. :) becky, you could use turkey bacon instead. :) so much healthier...

Jessica F. said...

Bacon weaving...I LOVE it! AND you!!!

Devin + Sang + Chase said...

Devin just kind of stared and drooled for awhile...I hope he doesn't think I'd ever attempt to make that for him.