A close up of a pile of bacon.

Ode to the meat that even vegetarian’s covet…

By on June 12, 2013

Bacon, bacon, bacon where art though bacon?

Bacon has become the quintessential food of all foods. These days it seems like you hear about bacon being transformed or modified one way or another. Now, don’t get me wrong nothing makes me happier than to see bacon add its special je ne sais quoi to meals, dishes and believe it or not to drinks and pastries.

We have all experienced the moment where the smell of cooked bacon has literally stopped us in our tracks. That smokey and in some cases maple infused smell creates euphoric like feelings to us lucky carnivores. I still remember as a child, a typical Sunday morning breakfast would normally consist of eggs, croissants, diced potatoes and onions (Mom’s own rendition of home fries), cold cuts and a mountain of deliciousness….bacon. Breakfast during the weekends had become one of my favorite meals (it still is especially when I visit my parents). Now when I said there was a mountain of bacon, I literally mean a mountain of it – the pork gods were always generous and good to our family. Truth be known, I would go through the stack of bacon and try to single out those strips that were cooked to almost perfection…not too limp but not too crispy…just right. The croissants had two purposes, first to satisfy my buttery craving and secondly to be used as a vessel…to be stuffed with as much crispy bacon as I could. It was and still is the best of both worlds – buttery croissants and the salty goodness of bacon. But for me it was the “process” that I loved the most: first take the piping hot croissant from the oven, tear it apart without burning my fingers, take a whiff of that buttery goodness and believe it or not add more butter to it. Nothing like seeing golden butter melt in the heat of this Parisian staple. Now it was time to add the bacon, it was best to add crispy bacon as opposed to the “perfectly cooked one’s” so that I could experience the crunch of the crispy bacon but also feel the softness that the flaky croissants had to offer. You would think I would be content with just this process but alas, this was not the case. The piece de rรฉsistance was when for the mountain of bacon was all gone and my sister and I could take our toasts and lather up the bacon drippings that was found at the bottom of the mountain of yummniess. Now, for those weak at heart…I highly suggest you stop reading. Now for the rest of us, all I can say is WOW! The taste of the toasts with the drippings was and IS spectacular. It truly is amazing and for those out there rolling your eyes in sheer disgust – all I can say is: try it before you knock it. Who needs maple spread, when you have bacon spread!

Like I mentioned earlier, today the food industry is inundated with new food ideas comprising of bacon somehow. Almost every component of a dining experience can include the divine meat (can you tell I’m biased) from bacon martinis to bacon cupcakes.

An apple and bacon martini, to stir up your appetite
  Bacon wrapped bread sticks rolled in
parmesan cheese is absolutely amazing!
I’ll bet you won’t be able to stay away from these bacon sticks…
To reach your veggie quota,
here is the bacon salad holder
A bacon weave taco…need I say more?!

For the sweet and salty craving that you may have
I couldn’t leave without first showing you this very funny and apropos video…

Keep eating bacon, regardless of what format it’s in.

Your bacon lover,

After a long day, a rich and tasty avocado, egg and bacon salad was the way to go!!๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅ“๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹

And the piรจce de rรฉsistance, triple-cream Brie with @artisinbakery baguette - the perfect match for such a meal. 

At this rate, indulgence should be my nickname ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Sophistication, opulent decor, and beautiful luxury desserts - this is @delyseesottawa ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฎ
Read The Food Tease column in the Spring/Summer issue of @luxeottawamagazine on how Delysees's Creative Director, Fred Naggar, successfully left awe-inspiring footprints in the fashion world to embark on a new adventure with his wife - the world of high-end desserts.๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ˜
Sweets for the sweets... Enjoy!
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Happy Easter, everyone!!๐Ÿฃ ๐Ÿฐ
Enjoying my family's Easter tradition of our colourful egg fight...I didn't win, but there's always next year ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Friday night, I had the privilege of attending the 2024 Canadian Culinary Championships - Mystery Wine Challenge - People's Choice Award๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡@greatkitchenparty
Congratulations to all the chefs involved in this intense competition. The chefs needed to create a dish to pair with the mystery wine. Each chef was given a tricky budget of $550 for the 250 guests. I was witnessing creativity at its best!!๐Ÿ˜‹
The winning dish๐Ÿฅ‡ (centered in the middle of the photo) was created by JP Dublado: Red Deer Resort and Casino, Red Deer AB
Dish: beet & soy cured albacore tuna - ponzu gel - tomato water - puffed wild rice - beet green oil
Amazing talent from all the chefs as they paired with the mystery wine (a 2021 Lailey Vineyard Zweigelt)๐Ÿท๐Ÿท
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Planning for your BIG wedding day๐Ÿ’ and looking for something different than the traditional bachelorette party? ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰
Then you need to read my solo Montreal getaway article featured in the latest issue of @ottawawedding magazine.
Special thanks to @montreal for the beautiful experiences.
Amongst the amazing activities:
โ— High Tea at the Ritz-Carlton ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚
โ— Pampering at the Scandinave Spa ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธand at Le Germain Hotel 
โ— Visiting the beautiful light show at the Botanical Gardens โš˜๏ธโœจ๏ธ
โ— Culinary experiences at the Foxy restaurant and discovering local restaurants during a food tour๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
Solo getaway or with a friend or two, any reason to visit and experience Montrรฉal is a good one!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—
With its countless cultural activities and experiences, one can easily enjoy this beautiful city! And let's not forget their food scene... that alone is reason enough to visit!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹
I think it's time for you to discover, and for some, REDISCOVER Montreal! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ
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I am very proud to share my culinary "observer" perspective regarding @lecordonbleuottawa culinary workshops in the latest issue of @luxeottawamagazine ๐Ÿ˜Š
Visiting my alma mater and watching the culinary workshop from a different lens reinforced the rationale as to why I pursued my culinary educationโ€ฆthe pleasure of savouring the fruits of your labour. ๐Ÿ˜‹
It is this journey that ignited my passion for cooking, helped hone my skills, and introduced me to a world of flavours and techniques that continue to inspire me to this day. And perhaps it will inspire you as well!๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿณ
Check out the article and the new culinary workshops being offered. Enjoy the adventure!!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—
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Where's my rubber ducky ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ˜‰?! 
A year ago this week, I was enjoying some bath time while in @discoverdominica ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜
Dominica's lush scenery is extraordinary, and I'm grateful to have been invited to visit their beautiful island๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
Visiting Wotten Waven Sulphur Springs was perfect to relax and rid of some unwanted stress. And the outdoor bath surrounded by all that green landscape was simply the BEST! An unforgettable experience! ๐Ÿคฉ
Dominica's adventure activities - diving, snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, swimming - are just some of the many ways to enjoy this tropical island.๐Ÿคฟ๐Ÿ™‚
Put Dominica on your travel list. You'll love it!!โค๏ธโค๏ธ
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