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Echos of Father’s Day: Whacked-Out Bacon Ideas for Next Year

Just in case you missed the opportunity to share bacon gifts with your dad this past Father’s Day, here’s a slide show of some great ideas for next time! Heck, why wait until Father’s Day? There’s something like 85 more opportunities during the next year, if you total up all the holidays in the European […]

Father’s Day Follies: Feed the Need for Bacon

Ahh, bacon. Something that makes (nearly all) fathers smile, then drool with anticipation. This weekend has Father’s Day as an excuse to give all of us fathers the lavish gives we crave celebration as the major excitement available, unless you’re entered in the Lake Pflugerville Triathlon. So how about combining the two: Bacon and Father’s […]

New Vodka Flavor Astounds the Market; a Danger to Youngsters?

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2012»

As we reported earlier, there’s a real shift under way in the market for distilled spirits. People are buying more, and higher up the scale, than ever before. The drive, though, isn’t about snoot factor: It’s flavor. Folks are looking for stronger essences, and lots and […]

The Not-So-Secret Life of Bacon

As the man said, “Forget sex, bacon sells.” There are few foods that bacon can’t boost the flavor of. Even beef tenderloin gets better with a strip or two of bacon wrapped around it. Put a few strips across the top of a slightly tenderized hockey puck and you’ve got yourself an award-winning burger; or […]

Bacon News Too Important to Wait for Friday

I was going to hold this important bit of useless, insane trivia important news until Friday’s Follies. But then I realized it was way too important to be withheld from the masses. Especially the massive Web potatoes important viewers here at the Chile Underground. The smartest, best looking bunch of foodies in the […]

Friday Follies: The End of the World is Nigh, and Bacon is to Blame

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

I know there are a lot of prophecy-mongering idjits prognosticators claiming we’re in the final age of the World. (By the way, that’s always true.) Maybe you agree, what with all the turmoil in Africa and the Middle East, the awful disaster in Japan, and […]

Friday Follies: Yet Another Use for Squash, Meals You Can't Afford, and Bacon-Flavored Soda

Lots of weird stories that involve food these days…

Remember how a Montana woman, using only a common kitchen zucchini, managed to run off a rampaging bear? Well, our reportage of that singular event must have inspired a certain food delivery person who came upon a situation ideal for Yet Another Vegetableaceous Intervention. (I’m gonna […]

Soooeee! National Bacon Day is Here!

Bacon has seen an explosion of interest in the past few years. Naturallyl, it never went completely out of favor. After all, anything that’s used to make filet mignon taste better can’t disappear! Recently, though, there’s even been shome spot shortages of the tasty strips of heavenly flavor.

Well, that’s all behind us now. We’ve […]