National Bacon Day – December 30th

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National Bacon Day is observed annually on December 30th. Everything is better with bacon. On December 30th each year, bacon lovers have a chance to celebrate one of nature’s favored gifts on Bacon Day!

Everything is better with bacon.  Bacon is a very popular food in the United States and Canada. This special delight is made from the pork belly. In other parts of the world, the side and back cuts of pork are used. The meat is cured in either a salt brine or in a salt pack. It is then either dried, boiled, or smoked.

In addition to bacon as the main part of the meal, there are many items also flavored or scented with bacon, including vodka, popcorn, soap, candles, air fresheners, and much more. While it can be the primary part of any meal, many consumers enjoy cooking with bacon.

It’s not just for breakfast anymore, either. Bacon improves everything from beverages to dessert. Some cocktails such as the Bloody Mary and Caesar add bacon to the olives, pickles, and other assorted ingredients. Bacon improves the flavor of many appetizers, sandwiches, and soups. Incorporate bacon into salads as a topping or mix it into the dressing. When it comes to dessert, bacon pairs well with maple frosting or maple ice cream. Thanks to the salty, smoky flavor of bacon, it compliments sweet quite well. The possibilities are endless. 

Bacon is also the number one food at festivals. There are Bacon festivals in many US cities. In DeKalb County every July there is Baconpalooza-Swine & Wine Fest.

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