Hi there, my name is Mike, welcome to Live Life Love Bacon – my affectionate food blog all about my love affair with bacon in all its various forms. I mean really, who doesn’t love bacon anyway? Well, besides vegetarians I guess, I can’t understand why anyone would dislike bacon! The funny thing is, that’s what former and current vegetarians say got them (or would) on the meat wagon – bacon sarnies and butties!
I thought the name was very apt and quite philosophical as well – I literally love life and try to live it to the full each and every day and, well, love bacon and when I’m out there living life to the full and bacon is involved in some way – life for me is complete!
Simply put, bacon is by far my favourite food. I think it stems from my childhood – I remember those bacon butties you got on a Saturday and Sunday morning for breakfast. Fresh crunchy rolls, smoky streaky bacon, with maybe an egg in there to make it completely divine.
Then in the later stages of teenage and early adult life, bacon was always my choice for lunches at work or as a reliable and effective hangover the next day after a heavy night out with the lads.
Nowadays, even though I feel as if my culinary tastes have refined somewhat, I still love bacon. I still have egg and bacon on toast or in butties, but I also love bacon with burgers, in pasta dishes, curries, just absolutely anything I can manage to squeeze it into.
Although primarily considered to be a savoury ingredient, I have even discovered the delights of having bacon incorporated into sweet things. Candied bacon is one of the most amazing things I have ever tasted. For the uninitiated, it is just as it sounds – bacon covered in brown sugar.
The main problem I have with my love affair with bacon is that I like to keep fit, exercise a lot and watch my weight. I sometimes refer to my workout sessions at the gym or when I am out on my bike for a run as “Bacon Burning Sessions” Ha-ha!
So there you have, this is my food blog dedication to bacon. I will be including lots of my favourite recipes that use the mightiest bit of the pig, with lots of other posts about accessories and appliances for cooking bacon and anything else interesting I find about my favourite ingredient.
I hope you enjoy looking around the site, and if you do be sure to leave a comment or send me a message and make sure you bookmark the site as I will be posting regularly to the blog.
Most importantly of all
Live Life Love Bacon