“Everything should taste like bacon”

Not long now ‘til everyone’s favourite holiday, when family and friends gather together to share love, laughter and good food.

Yep, I’m talking International Bacon Day – and since it comes but once a year (31st August, on the off-chance you’ve forgotten) I’m here to help you celebrate it properly. Read on…

In the words of Justin and Dave, makers of the ultimate bacon flavoured spread, ‘everything should taste like bacon’. So, first up, I bring you Baconnaise! It’s delicious on sandwiches, salads, chicken, ice cream if you really must… Basically, anything that you want to make more baconny.

 Baconnaise

It’s also Kosher and vegetarian, somehow.

While a bacon-flavoured spread is a mess-free way to get your bacon fix, International Bacon Day isn’t International Bacon Day until you’ve fired up the grill.

A classic BLT is the traditional way to celebrate, and while it makes a tasty lunch, so far so standard.

BLT

For those of you who enjoy something a little more creative between your bread, may I suggest a bacon, chocolate and Stilton sarnie? As alt rock gods Incubus enigmatically put it, if not now, when?

Bacon, chocolate and Stilton

Caught the creativity bug? I can recommend the Better Bacon app. It’s packed with know-how, guides and recipes, plus some clever ideas for bacon-infused cocktails.

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By now you’re pondering what to feed your vegetarian guests. No problem. International Bacon Day is nothing if not inclusive. Make sure everyone joins in the tasty bacon fun with…

Smokey Bacon Crisps

Quorn Deli Bacon Flavour Rashers

Frazzles

 Problem solved.

And after the big meal, the family rows over streaky or smoked, plus one too many bacon whisky, comes the snooze in front of the telly. Naturally, you’ll want to round off the day with a Kevin Bacon flick. I’ll be digging out my Footloose DVD; what will you be watching?

Footloose

Happy International Bacon Day, all.

Matthew, PR Intern

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