Vancouver Bacon Convention Coming this Fall to the PNE Forum

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Hungry yet? There’s a new convention coming to town, and this one has everyone talking! Kicking off it’s inaugural year this September, the Vancouver Bacon Convention will be featuring two days full of delicious, crispy bacon. Vegetarians should probably steer clear of this event.

On September 24 and 25, the PNE Forum will turn into a “pancetta paradise” with over 100 booths featuring bacon inspired food, drink and products. Not enough bacon for you? There will also be bacon eating contests, events, door prizes, activities, raffles, and more!

This is a must-attend event for true bacon-lovers and it will have more bacon than you can shake a bacon at!

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Vancouver Bacon Convention Coming this Fall to the PNE Forum

Learn to Cure Bacon and Make Sausage at Save On Meats’ Class for Beginners

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Photo credit: Flickr user cookbookman17

The North American obsession with bacon rages on. Vancouver has Pig on the Street, a bacon-focused food truck; you can grab a bacon maple chocolate bar from Meat & Bread anytime you please. Warning: These are addictive and may increase your circumference. There is even such a thing as a “baconery.” Some have web cams so you can watch people eat bacon, even when you can’t have some yourself.

Personally, I like sausage. I was the minority at Beginner Bacon and Sausage 101 Class at Save On Meats this week. Six of us hung out in the butcher shop for three hours and learned how to cure bacon, roll and tie pancetta, and best of all, grind meat and stuff sausages.

Save On Meats Beginner Bacon and Sausage Class is 3 hours long and costs $85. This time and money will get you hands-on experience with every step of the process plus a lot of meat that you get to take home. I lugged two pounds of classic pork sausage, a pound of bacon, and a pound of pancetta to my humble abode. My husband seems to love me more than ever. Continue reading:
Learn to Cure Bacon and Make Sausage at Save On Meats’ Class for Beginners

New Bacon-Only Menu at Edible Canada on Granville Island

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Bacon lovers, rejoice.

Your wildest bacon fantasies – Bacon poutine! Bacon tacos! Even bacon ice cream! – are about to come true.

Edible Canada at the Market, the hyper-local bistro on Granville Island, has just announced a special bacon-only menu for the summer.

That’s right, every single item on their new take-out menu is bacon-based.  And not just any bacon – 100-percent Canadian bacon.  Dishes highlight culinary traditions and ingredients from Tofino to Halifax, with a special focus on everyone’s favourite cut of hog.

But enough build-up already.  Are you ready to see the menu?

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New Bacon-Only Menu at Edible Canada on Granville Island