The Canonical Bacon Page

It’s entirely my fault: I taped bacon to my cat a couple of years ago, thus apparently signaling to the whole of the Internet that what I really wanted to be was the guy to whom everything related to bacon was forwarded to. Indeed, there has emerged a “Scalzi’s Law,” which is a consonant variation of Godwin’s Law, and it goes as such:

Any conversation on the internet will eventually include bacon in some way. And then be forwarded immediately to John Scalzi.

Since it appears that “Scalzi’s Law” is indeed followed religiously by various and sundry, and I am daily inundated with e-mail and links about bacon, I’ve decided that what really needs to happen is a public repository of links to all things bacon — so that a) people passionately interested in bacon can find all the links they desire, and b) that people have something to check to see whether or not someone else has already informed me about whatever bacon-related thing they’re also thinking of sending me.

Thus: The Canonical Bacon Page, the place to go to post the bacon-related links you want me to know about — and also the place to be for the latest and greatest in bacon-related stuff online.

Here’s how it works:

1. You find something bacon-related on the Internet.

2. Rather than sending it to me in e-mail, you post it here in the comments.

3. The whole world basks in your superior bacon skillz.

It’s just that simple.

That said, to be sure you don’t “bogart the bacon” — and to make sure that your comment doesn’t get trapped in the moderation queue, I request that each comment be limited to one (1) bacon-related link. That is, one bacon-related item, picture, story, etc. Don’t just post a link to the Archie McPhee catalog; that’s lazy.

The fun and utility of this page will be entirely up to you, good bacon finders — it’s up to you to fill the comments with bacony goodness. I look forward to enjoying the hickory-smoke brilliance of your contributions.

So: What bacon-related links have you got to share with the class?

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Nothing like a hard-rocking, live music venue that has it’s own free bacon night. Yes baskets, like what fries are served in, but only bacon instead – free on Tuesdays. Buckets of bacon because nothing shows love of music like bacon . . . oh maybe dancing, but we bacon lovers don’t dance.

Only in Minneapolis, so if you ever make your way to the Twin Cities, let me know.

Old family breakfast dish from the hills.

1lb bacon
12 eggs
1/2 lb ramps (cleaned, trimmed & chopped)

Fry bacon in iron skillet til crisp, remove & set aside
Toss in ramps followed by eggs
Scramble egg/ramp mixture, toss in crumbled bacon
Cook until firm
Serve hot with salt & pepper
(A sliced tomato is optional)

Note: Due to pungent nature of ramp this dish is not recommended if you work around others inside.


I have, I think … Not sure if I renewed it or not. You can have it if you want it. I gave up on my idea for a google-based Bacon Map and Baconpedia after I had a heart attack a few months ago.



PS if you are John Scalzi the author, thanks for the great books, I’ve read the whole old man’s war series so far.

The Not For Tourists (NFT) Guide reports that Chinaski’s in Chicago now has All You Can Eat Bacon Night.

Imagine sitting in a bar on a Monday night. You’re enjoying a beer with friends, and your waitress comes up to the table and asks, “I bring you some more bacon?” No, you’re not dreaming of an alternative universe where bacon is considered one of the four food groups, you’re in Chinaski’s for All You Can Eat Bacon Night. Named for a Charles Bukowski character, Chinaski’s is heavy on the lit theme: Sandwiches are named after famous authors and poets, and the bar features literary readings and open mike nights. Speaking of sandwiches, the list of burgers is not for the small appetite, with choices ranging from a burger with peanut butter to one topped with a corn dog, to one with chicken tacos. Be sure to get the tasty homemade chips topped with kosher salt and parmesan with your sandwich. Other specials include $10 bottles of wine on Fridays.

The current “bacon” meme has been perplexing me for some time, because entirely coincidentally, my five-year-old daughter has developed an obsession with the word “bacon”. She shouts it out at random moments, with great enthusiasm, much to the bafflement of adults around her. (Her 1.8-yr-old sister is now copying her.) So I find myself wondering whether the meme managed to infect her like a virus!

She’s actually quoting an episode of Veggie Tales:Lord of the Beans. Bacon has little to do with the story; the dwarf Grumpy (played by “Pa Grape”) is food-obsessed, and, when they’re trying to figure out the answer to the riddle at the Blue Gate, shouts “Bacon!” as his guess (and later suggests “with bacon!” when someone else gives their guess). He shouts it again during the closing credits. For some reason, this really stuck in my daughter’s mind.

Apparently, if you are five, everything is better with bacon.

So Alltop–an RSS aggregator–has created Pretty much everything there should be linked to on here, shouldn’t it?

For that matter, shouldn’t bacon.alltop link to everything on here?

Wouldn’t that recursive linkbaiting end up clogging the tubes, like too much cholesterol from that Most Perfect Of Meats?

John is lucky that I remembered about the Canonical Bacon page; I almost e-mailed him with this. I’m sure that there are others who already *have*!

RE: Governor Palin and geography…

OK, two can play that game. Obama-Biden supporters just put into the Vice-Presidency a 35-year veteran of the Senate who mentioned in an interview that FDR went on TV to address the public during the Great Depression!

In others words, if (note the conditional) Sarah Palin needs some geography, Joe Biden most definitely needs a remedial lesson in history.

Comforting to know our elected officials did so well in school, isn’t it?

Hi John – We’re in some weird sort of alternate reality. Whenever something bacon-related comes up, people feel the urge to send it to you. And whenever we develop something bacon-related, we get reams of emails telling us to send it to you.

So consider both of our jobs done:

– self-explanatory what it is.

Last night I ate at Herwig’s Austrian Bistro, in State College, PA. I consider it to be the canonical bacon restaurant, and thus worthy of inclusion on this list twice. When you enter, you are greeted by a sign, “Welcome to Herwig’s, where bacon is an herb”, and the motto is also printed on tabletents. There are pigs and bacon-themed items everywhere in the restaurant.

I had saurkraut (with bacon), potato salad (with bacon), and bratwurst (no bacon), followed by the chocolate bacon cheesecake I’ve already described here.

Dinner was followed by Blue Oyster Cult, who also had no bacon but rocked nonetheless.

Found the following looking for a receipe on

The Bacon Community is Here!
The wait is over! Bacon Lovers’ Talk, THE gathering place to connect with other bacon lovers, is now live! BLT is a community where you can share, discuss, and participate around all things bacon — recipes, techniques, and general bacon-ness. We know you’ve been waiting for this for a long time; it’s finally here.

Go to the Bacon Lovers’ Talk community now!

I was going to bring up the Bacon Lance, but others have already done so. I just want to convey my delight at discovering that you have a page devoted to bacon-related contributions, and my admiration for your system.

Not only is this page enormously convenient to ardent bacon lovers, but also I forsee that once it gets long enough, you can snip it off and make a book out of it.

Bacon Rugs (kind of)

In reading This is not a game which I believe was recommended in this blog, I ran across a mention of “candied pepper bacon” as one of a choice of breakfast meats. I can’t quite wrap my imagination around that one, although no doubt someone here has eaten it.

Mike Daisey is doing a performance in NY on June 8: “Mysteries of the Unexplained: Bacon.” He will also cook and serve bacon to the audience.

From the FB event page about Mike Daisey (full disclosure – he was a college classmate of mine): “MIKE DAISEY has been called “the master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by the New York Times for his groundbreaking monologues which weave together autobiography, gonzo journalism, and unscripted performance to tell hilarious and heartbreaking stories that cut to the bone, exposing secret histories and unexpected connections. His monologues, fourteen and counting, include the controversial How Theater Failed America, the six-hour epic Great Men of Genius, the unrepeatable series All Stories Are Fiction, and the international sensation 21 Dog Years. Over the past decade he has performed his unique extemporaneous monologues at venues across America and around the world. He’s been a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman, a contributor to WIRED, Slate and Salon, a web contributor to Vanity Fair and Radar Magazine, and his work has been frequently heard on the BBC and NPR.”

Medley beat me to it. As a fan of Mike’s, I’m sorry to have to miss his bacon show; his monologue “The Ugly American,” about his time as a starving theatre student in London, is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.

Medley, if you were a college classmate of Mike’s, that means you went to Colby College, in Waterville, Maine, where I grew up… did you by any chance take any classes w/ Dick Sewell? Or sing in the choir (conducted by my dad)?

This is what I had for lunch today at the hospital:

2 Brauts (sp?) with bacon, carmelized onions and mustard,
and a Mountain Dew

and I’m supposedly a health professional.

Take care,

Follow up on the Cudahy, WI fire…now this a bacon fire!

“…with more than 150 fire fighters from 30 fire departments…the event reached the equivalent of an 8 alarm fire.”

“The fire suppression activities are now in their 50th hour as this is written. Over 8 million gallons of water has been poured…”

OK, it is not on the intertubes but good old fashioned paper publication Chile Pepper magazine has an article on bacon in the September issue. Several tasty recipes and a listing of bacon-themed products and some artisanal bacon suppliers. (I still say you should make your own.)

In a time when “bringing home the bacon” means that you are keeping your job safe in this financial apocalypse, I would like to shed some light on places that are truly bringing home the bacon despite what is happening on Wall St.

Whether you like slab bacon, gourmet, thick cut, thin cut, peppered, nitrate-free, or bacon art; the magic of this food can overpower the most depleted 401K. Not all cities have an equal love for this savory dish, so where in the United States does meat candy reign supreme?

Find the answer here:

Karen @ 297 — Parchment paper is a baker’s supply; it comes in large sheets for the pros, rolls for us home folk. Look in the grocery store along with foil and plastic wraps. I use an 11×17″ cooling grid in a half-sheet pan instead; preheat to 400ºF, bake 20 minutes, nearly perfect. Look at 15 and 18, depending on how crispy you want.

The bacon roses … there’s a twisty way of making a paper rose that might work with bacon, hmmm.

Tully — you beat me, came here to post that.

For bacon lovers in the New York City area, may I present the Choinkwich! It’s a treat served by the mobile business known as The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Choinkwich ingredients are chocolate ice cream, two chocolate cartwheel cookies, and carmelized bacon.

For those who want to see a picture of this beauty, go here:

You’ll have to scroll down a little to find the Choinkwich picture.

I tried the Chocolate covered Bacon at the county fair last night (Alameda County Fair held in Pleasanton/Dublin in California) The bacon they used had a strong fake smoke flavor, like it had liquid smoke added to the bacon they bought. The first few bites were great.. but then the liquid smoke kicked in and just left a bad taste in my mouth. Not recommended. I love bacon and chocolate covered bacon bars i have before were great. This choco dipped one at the fair could have been a million times better had they used a better bacon.

Bad pun warning:

Three Legionnaires are walking through the desert under a baking sun. They’re fully equipped with enough water for days and food aplenty — but they were fascinated that they still saw mirages.

They see visions of swimming pools attended by dusky maidens. They see stalls full of ice creams and sorbets of every conceivable flavor. They see cool ponds inviting them to take a swim. But the Legionnaires do not crack. Instead they keep marching solidly on.

Suddenly one of them freezes. “Psssst,” he says. His companions halt and strain their eyes to where the first Legionnaire is pointing.

“There!” he says, with a thick accent. “Is zat a bacon tree on ze horizon?”

And sure enough, there it is, proud and defiant in the middle of the desert: an actual bacon tree! Slowly they creep forward towards the far off mystery object. Centimetre by centimetre they carefully crawl until they are within a stone’s throw of the bacon tree. Ever nearer they creep until suddenly a shot rings out, dropping one of the Legionnaires in his tracks. The other Legionnaires hit the ground as bullets thud into the sand around them.

The other two return fire and give first aid to their wounded companion.

Even as they bandage him and pour water over his face they can hear his faint voice:

“Zat vas no bacon tree,” the wounded man gasps out as his final words. “Zat iz a ham bush.”



FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – A national Muslim civil rights and advocacy group is calling on the FBI to investigate a message written in bacon at mosque in Florence.

Three chair members of the Islamic Center in Florence discovered the words “pig” and “chump” written in strips of bacon on the walkway along the mosque Sunday afternoon.

Oh, my god. I broke Rule #5 of the Canonical Bacon Page which is mail something bacon related to Scalzi. Well, then here it is: a bacon bikini.

Actually, for the more prurient of porcine procurers there is a treasure trove of bikini’s with bacon to be found on the Google Image Search.

Can you tell I just had bacon?

Mr. Bacon’s Big Adventure Board Game.

“This is by far the most mouth-watering meatcentric board game ever created! As you move your bacon character along the path through Meatland you’ll have to navigate your way through areas like the Mustard Marsh, the Wiener Wasteland and the Sausage Sea. The first one to make it to the frying pan at the end of the trail wins! Includes gameboard with spinner, four game pieces with plastic stands, twenty-four game cards and alternate rules that turn the game into a gluttonous meat feast!”

Made some nice Bacon Wrapped jalapeño Poppers over the weekend.. all Homemade style.. next time I make it I’ll snap a picture. But just picture in your head a nice popper with real cream cheese filling, lightly breaded and fried up, then before it is all the way done, take them out, pat dry and then wrap in bacon and Bake it in the oven.. and serve them with a sweet and spicy berry sauce (like the Bronco Berry Sauce from Arbys)

Actual conversation between myself and my two daughters:

ME: ….so your dad and I are hoping we can go see John Scalzi again when he’s down here in May for his book.
YOUNGER DAUGHTER: Okay, I keep hearing this name, but I have to ask: Who is John Scalzi?
ME: He’s a science fiction author. You know, he has that blog, Whatever, he wrote Zoe’s Tale?
YOUNGER DAUGHTER: I don’t think I’ve actually read that.
ME: Hm. Well, he wrote the Old Man’s War Series, so–
OLDER DAUGHTER: He’s the guy who taped bacon to his cat.

Facebook post by a friend, followed by a comment by me, on May 1 at 9:57pm:

Him: Bury OBL with a bacon sandwich. Delicious, and damning.

Me: Bacon makes EVERYTHING better.

диета при сотрясение мозгаможет ли похудение повлиять на деторождениексеникал похудениесамое эффективное средство для быстрого похудениялунная диета лунный календарьрежим дня для снижения весадиета при обострении печени и желчного пузырямедицинская диета при панкреатитевинная диета отзывыфотографии людей кто быстро похуделнасколько можно похудеть за 4 неделивлияние кефира при похудениижелочный пузырь – диетадиета при болях поджелудочнойкак сбросить лишний вес пермьлегкие диеты на каждый деньправильное питание при вегетососудистой дистониидиета при белке в почкахлисса мусса похудеть комсомольскаясамый лучший способ похудеть на 10 кг

Bacon on cat shirt in derby at! Woo Hoo! Go to, click on the derby, sort the shirts by “votes” and you see the shirt.

Lil – They had a much BETTER Bacon Shake at Deneys for a while there.. the one at Jack is good, but not as good as i have had before. They have bacon on site.. why cant they crisp some up and mix it in and sprinkle it on top as well.. My wife and 2 1/2 year old boy both loved the Jack Shake and we will be going back for more, next time we will go get the bacon doughnuts first and drive over there to get the shake ;-)

Okay.. so far i have added Bacon syurp to:
Mt. Dew = okay if you really like bacon, but with the brominated vegie oil in it already it seemed extra thick.

Maple & Brown Sugar Malt-o-Meal = YUMMY! you have to give it a try for real

Browines = 3/4 of the water called for i used Chocolate coffee and the other 1/4 i used the bacon flavoring. came out nice and tasty. I crumbled some Maple Bacon on top.. very good

McDonalds French Fries = tossed in a bowl at home with a dash of J&Ds Bacon Salt with some bacon syurp… so very good.

Used the Bacon Syurp this weekend to make Bacon Flavored Blue Corn Waffels, with bacon bits inside the batter. I then made some Bacon Maple Syurp on the side to go on the top and made Bacon Whipped Cream!!! yes i have to be the first to have done that!! loved it! i know you would to ;- )

FYI Nathan – That Bacon Diet Coke was from 2009.. But if you want one, making them at home is easy now that we can buy Bacon Syurp so easy now :)
I have been loving my Bacon Mt Dew more and more. I even tried Bacon Early Grey Tea!

Anyone know if there is a cat food that tastes like bacon? or cat treats?
My cats love bacon, often trying (unsuccessfully) to steal mine right off the plate.
This idea is a goldmine – how’s about it, Purina?