Got Bacon? On Monday, we generally grill or barbecue for Labor Day. Today? We FRY! It's International Bacon Day, yet another in a slate of unofficial, arbitrary holidays that include National Chocolate Chip Day, National Popcorn Day, and National Irish Coffee Day. But maybe we can give International Bacon Day a pass because bacon is especially delicious.
International Bacon Day is observed the Saturday before Labor Day. The idea is simply to consume and enjoy bacon, ideally in a social setting or in the course of an event. Of course, you can always enjoy bacon at home.
Bacon itself has proven to be an object of interest in recent years, with restaurants creating bacon-centric special menus. But it's the traditional bacon recipe -- merely frying bacon up in a frying pan, that is the the all-time classic that secured bacon's palce in our culinary history. More balanced options include eating bacon in a salad -- a classic wedge salad fits the bill, as do many versions of the Cobb salad. And you can always try something a little different, such as oven bacon, in which you bake the bacon in the oven.
However you observe International Bacon Day, you aren't doing it wrong to long as you include the ingredient of honor.
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