Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bacon Mania on NPR

Mmmm. Smell that? It's the scent of BACON MANIA. There are bacon blogs, bacon cookbooks, bacon-scented air fresheners, bacon tweets and a book entitled Bacon, A Love Story. "Bacon Butties" has more than 500,000 fans on Facebook. "Bacon mania" even has its own Wikipedia entry.

“Paired sweet and salty
flavors is why we love kettle
corn, chocolate-covered
pretzels and Snickers bars.
From that perspective,
chocolate-covered bacon
and bacon cupcakes suddenly
seem, well, right.” – Susan Russo, NPR

The pairing of salty bacon and sweet desserts has been gaining popularity. The recipes provided by NPR for cookies, fudge, cake and other desserts made with bacon show why the combination is addictive to so many.

Featured: Chocolate-Bacon-Peanut Bark, Chocolate Chip Bacon-Pecan Cookies, Peanut Butter-Maple Bacon Fudge, Maple-Apple-Bacon Cake with Maple Glaze

Read the full story and get the recipes here.
Source: National Public Radio (12/1)

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