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the ultimate bacon smackdown menu! aka 8 courses of delicious pig.

i am virtually comatose from bacon overload, but the first annual top iron chef bacon invitational showdown competition was a huge success. the pork belly has never been showcased to such creative heights. both kwame and i produced four dishes – an tiny amuse bouche/starter, an appetizer, and an entree, as well as a bacon related dessert, for a judging panel of our serious foodie friends. kwame was a formidable opponent and i’m proud to have been a part of this culinary extravaganza.  to give you an idea of the level of competition, the preparation included, but was not limited to, a blowtorch, brining with juniper berries, homemade icecream, bacon-infused bourbon, white truffle oil, chocolate-dipped bacon, and that’s just the beginning. continue reading to get a brief overview of the menu with some food porn orgasmtastic photos. i dare you not to read further after seing part of kwame’s dessert below…

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rubbernecking cakewrecks and the poo souffle

jen over at cakewrecks is so fucking funny that it makes my stomach hurt. i just started reading her blog last summer while sitting around in ojai, ca waiting for people to arrive for an epic party weekend. instead of spending the day working, i read through every single post on the site, tears streaming down my face and rolling around on the floor like an epileptic monkey.  this is one of my first favorite posts and gives you an idea of her amazing writing.

then, as the serendipity fairy of coincidence would have it, the next day my friends leticia, brianna and claire brought a cake to ojai to celebrate! and, as the cakewrecks god would have it, it was the fucking ugliest mass of inedibility i’ve ever seen. see for yourself below if you don’t believe me…


in case you’re so horrified you can’t take a close look, it’s a cupcake cake that says ‘ojai! it’s worth the drive!’. in awe of its true wrecktasticity,  i snapped a photo, sent it off to cakewrecks, and then forgot about it.  and then, jen came through. i can’t even do justice to the hilarity of her post, so read it for yourself here.

to top of the awesomeness of it all, word on the street is that jen is making a cakewrecks book, and the cupcake cake of poop just may make a cameo appearance…


bean, i got next thanksgiving planned…

to top last year’s turducken, and our entire bacon-themed thanksgiving of yore, next year we will have something along the lines of this….the TURBACONDUCKEN!!!! (from nycfoodguy)


we should also stuff the turkey cavity with pulled pork and then wrap the whole thing in pie dough. it’ll be a turbaconpulledporkducken pot pie. MMMMMMMM.


Bacon Scented Suit–Too bad I’m not a boy.


from greengrownandsexy.com:

“Have you always wanted to be laced up in a bacon print/scented suit?  Well look no further. I got you covered and all for the low price of $99.95.   Peep the description:

There’s a theory that everything is better with bacon. We believe that theory with all of our heart. To that end, we are introducing our line of bacon formal wear with Uncle Oinker’s Bacon Scented Bacon Print Tuxedo. You can get married in bacon, get confirmed in bacon or go to the Oscars in bacon! Wait until Joan Rivers gets a whiff of you. Each Tuxedo is tailored from chemically treated latex print fabric in one of four different sizes. Best of all, it smells just like bacon sizzling in the pan. Dry clean only.

Wow.  At least they’re straight up about the chemicals.  No shame in their game.   Here’s your chance to outshine Don Magic Juan and his custom made “Pimpin’ ain’t easy” suits.  CHUUCH !!

Check out the nastiness here.”

Love, Irene