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Hi Bacon Nation, Check it below from Chris Latchford and our friends at Paddy Longs. I’ll be there. Swing by – and help us plant the seedlings for Baconfest Chicago 2011 over a pint!  Also below is Kyle’s Video of his visit to Paddy Long’s.  Uh…. A Bacon “Board”?!?  UNBELIEVABLE!!  [Read More]

Hello Bacon-Nation. “Competition” in the culinary arts is such a sketchy word – so subjective, and to us, all 24 chefs are Winners with a capital W.  But we did do a ballot for “Best Tasting Bacon Dish Period” as well as an internal Ballot for “Most creative use of  [Read More]

Bacon Nation, Our great friends at Salted Caramel want to continue the celebration from Baconfest Chicago.   Their BACON BOURBON CARAMEL CORN will be on sale at Provenance Food and Wine. Mention “Baconfest Chicago” when you go, and you’ll receive a 15% discount off of your Bacon Bourbon Caramel Corn purchase  [Read More]

Here are the links to PDF downloads for the menus for yesterday’s fest: Shift 1 Shift 2 ADDENDUM: Daniel Zemans of took a look at our menus and cross-checked them against his reporter’s notebook. He let us know about a few changes that chefs made between when we went to print with the  [Read More]

Baconfest 2010 Menu

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Baconfest Chicago 2010 was on April 10, 2010 at the Stan Mansion in Logan Square SHIFT ONE Chef Paul Fehribach of Big Jones Bacon Fat Buckwheat Shortbread, House Pecan Wood-Smoked Bacon, Passionfruit and Apricot Conserves, and Niman Ranch Applewood Smoked Bacon Pralines Chef Giuseppe Tentori of Boka Canadian Bacon Gnocchi  [Read More]

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Michelle Garcia and the Bleeding Heart Bakery ROCK!!! – Literally and figuratively. One of the original Baconfest Chicago Sponsors.  We love them, their space, their dedication to first-class locally-sourced premium organic ingredients – a first rate bakery that can’t be beat! Swing by their table tomorrow at Baconfest and show  [Read More]

We love our sponsors.  And we’re not just saying that.  Katie Das of Das Foods was a strong early advocate for BACONFEST CHICAGO and continues to support our efforts to bring bacon to you Bacon Nation.  She is joining us April 10th as a MAJOR Sponsor.  Stop by her table  [Read More]

We’re super excited about the bacon cooking demos we’ve set up for the fest. In the first shift, Mike Gebert, king of Chicago’s spectacular food video podcast Sky Full of Bacon, will show attendees how to prepare a pork belly to make bacon at home. In the late shift, Gary  [Read More]

Hi Bacon Nation, Kyle Hamman of KBH Media did Baconfest Chicago a huge SOLID (sounds dirty, I know). As you can imagine, coordinating the schedules of busy world-class chefs is not easy. He managed, as a favor to us, to get to a whole bunch of restaurants over the course  [Read More]

It’s not easy or cheap throwing a Baconfest – TRUST US – we know.  How did we get this far?  Our AMAZING Sponsors.  Over the next week, we’ll be doing some dedicated blog postings about them.  Starting today with The Illinois Pork Producers Association. Read about them, and love them  [Read More]