'Mmmm. Move over, eggs. Bacon just got a new best friend – fudge.' – Homer Simpson
Australian Bacon Week runs from 21-27 June and this is when chefs, home cooks and bacon aficionados, like Homer the cartoon character, celebrate their beloved ingredient (with genuine apologies to my veg friends).
To help you join the partee my friends, I bring you ten insanely good bacon recipes from around the globe. Whether you think of them as unique, quirky, epic, amazing, or plain crazy – these bacon creations are bound to make your mouth water and your mind boggle.
Seriously though, Bacon Week is an initiative to celebrate Australian bacon and draw attention to the competition it faces from imported product. While bacon remains a key ingredient for lazy Sunday breakfasts and menu favourites, more than two thirds of the bacon sold in Australia is made from imported, subsidised pork. Not a good thing. Hence, Aussie consumers are encouraged to support Australian #baconweek, adding Aussie bacon to their menus and purchasing product that has the PorkMark or words “Product of Australia”. For more information, click here.
Tell me dear readers, are you a bacon fancier, too? What's the most unique way that you've enjoyed it? Do tell.
Hello. I'm Liz, a writer, cook and traveller based in Canberra, Australia.
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NB: I use Australian standard measuring cups and spoons in my recipes.