Hey Mr. DJ…it’s a Bacon Mix!

Surfin’ through the interwebs last week and what do I find but some “tasty” tunes.

It’s a digital “mix tape” by Bay Area DJ Enki.  Check out the sweetness, it even includes a little tune that I have dubbed TDB’s official theme song

“That’s Not Beef, That’s Pork” — Atmosphere
“Ham ‘n’ Eggs” — A Tribe Called Quest
“Who’s Got the Bacon?” — Howie B
“High on the Hog” — Tony Borders
“Ham Hocks Espanol” — Jimmy Castor
“Ham Gallery” — Poets of Rhythm
“Hand for the Hog”/”Two Pigs and a Hog”/”Bacon Biscuit Blues” — John Short/Freddie Perren/Aerosmith
“Bacon Fat” — Andre Williams
“Funky Thing” — Chuck Cornish
“Pigs” — Cypress Hill
“Bacon and Eggs” — Kurupt
“Pork Soda” — Primus
“Poke Chop Sandwich” — ZZ Top
“Hoggin’ Ain’t E-Z” — Total Devastation
“Pork” — The Pharcyde
“Selling My Pork Chops” — Memphis Minnie

Wanna listen to the mix?  There is link to download over at Woo-Ha.

Originally posted 2010-05-10 20:49:11.

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Our Bacon Theme Song…

Ladies and Gentlemen, friends of TDB…let’s give it up for Andre Williams (Mr. Rhytm) and His New Group

Click here to view the embedded video.

“We got a new dance they call a…Bacon Fat.”

Got as big as #9 on the Billboard Chart in 1957.


Originally posted 2009-08-02 09:00:17.

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Bacon Grease Pic of the Week – The More You Know…

Okay, I know what you are saying…your saying “Hey Mike, this bacon grease week is good and all but I’ve heard that it’s really bad for you.”

Well my friends, you may be surprised!

This nutrition label spells out the value of one teaspoon (tsp) of bacon grease.  Personally, I’m surprised.  Of course it’s high in fat, I mean it’s FAT, but that’s all you really have to worry about.  So to add that great bacon flavor to your next dish, you’re really just giving up 38 calories.  I’d trade bacon grease for a cookie any night and I’d probably still come out ahead.

So now you know…and knowing is half the battle.

Yo Joe!


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Bacon Grease Week – Best Storage Option…?

If we’re going to talk bacon grease, the first thing we need to figure out is a way to store it!

During my “research” for this week, I stumbled upon this post from SouthernPlate.com that shared photo submissions from readers showing off their preferred manner of storage.  (also, it looks like great minds think alike…she’s got the same Disney video in her post that I shared yesterday ;-) ) Here’s a few of my favorites:

They are all great, serviceable containers.  Likely they have some form of sentimental value…all good in the hood.  But for my money it’s the one I profiled in this here blog over three years ago (and what is sitting above my stove right now) that remains one of the favorite kitchen “gadgets” that I have ever purchased…the FilterChef!

There’s my baby.  Stylish in it’s stainless steel.  But the real beauty is on the inside…

It has a built in mesh strainer, so when you dump all that goodness from your baking sheet or frying pan, it pulls all those chunks out and what you are left with is pure gold!  Then, just twist the top back on and you are all set, no fuss, no muss. Intrigued? You can pick one up at their website.

Whatever you use, here are some good rules to live by:

Let that grease cool before pouring it off, especially if using a glass container.
Make sure you strain it!  Leftover meat particles will make the grease go rancid quickly.
Keep that grease covered!  You don’t want it picking up any foul odors.
Think about freezing!  Frozen bacon grease will last up to a year!  You can even cut them into pre-measured blocks for easy use.

More grease talk tomorrow ;-)

Thanks to SouthernPlate.com for the first four pics!

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