Celebrate International Bacon Day

Today is International Bacon Day, a relatively recent food "holiday" created by college students in 2000 in Boston or 2004 in Colorado, depending on which story you believe. 

Market research firm the NPD Group reported that Americans ate 1.1 billion servings of bacon from April 2013 to April 2014 -- a six percent increase over the previous year. Baconmania may have reached "peak sizzle" in the last several years, with dedicated fairs and festivals, bacon paired with non-breakfast foods from chocolate to cocktails, and even bacon-inspired apparel, but the bacon craze is still going strong. EYB is here to help you celebrate with these great recipes from the EYB Library:

Alsatian bacon and onion tart


Alsatian bacon and onion tart (Tarte flambée) from Saveur Magazine




Roasted radicchio and shrimp


Roasted radicchio and shrimp with warm bacon vinaigrette from Food52


Orecchiette carbonara


Orecchiette carbonara with charred Brussels sprouts from Bon Appétit Magazine


Potato cake with cheese and bacon


Potato cake with cheese and bacon (La truffade) from The Country Cooking of France by Anne Willan


Bacon ice cream


Bacon ice cream from David Lebovitz

Not finding inspiration? Try one of the over 6,000 other bacon recipes, all available online through EYB!

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