BaconCamp: A smashing success!

Posted: March 21st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Other | Tags: | 4 Comments »

I just got back from BaconCamp, which was great fun. So many great people, so many awesome bacon dishes. I had a blast passing out my ice cream and cookies to eager people. I’m presently in a bacon coma from all the delicious porky goodness I consumed. I loved Joy’s bacon blue cheese dip and Nathalie’s bacon apple pie. Rick and Burstein‘s divinely spiced home cured bacons stole my heart: I think between the two of them they brought 5 different kinds! Unfortunately I didn’t get to try Mike Perry’s chicken fried bacon, which got rave reviews and came in at a close second place– we’ve made a pact to have a dinner party where his dish is the entree and mine is the dessert.

The best part was, I WON!! My Maker’s Mark ice cream with candied bacon bits and maple caramel swirl took the grand prize, with 40 votes from the audience! And the judges all liked it too: all 5’s except for one 4 because the ice cream itself didn’t taste bacony (it wasn’t supposed to). I am just tickled. I don’t know what to do with all the compliments! But I have to say, making food that people like puts a grin on my face like nothing else.

Many, many thanks to Karen who organized the event but sadly couldn’t come, and to the rest of the folks that made it happen too: Diva, Juicy, Steve, Massive Bri, Cubes, Nina, Kevin, Dennis, Micah and many others who I don’t know. Thank you also to Scott at Bac’n for providing many of the prizes and also doing some of the judging, and Nermo for doing on-the-spot silk screening!

Dishing out the ice cream to the judges. Why yes I did store it in margarine containers. Photo by Edrabbit.

Me with all my loot. Photo by Edrabbit.

Grand Prize!

BaconCamp Photo Round-up!

4 Comments on “BaconCamp: A smashing success!”

  1. 1 mella said at 7:34 pm on March 21st, 2009:

    Congratulations! Love the trophy.

  2. 2 Tracey said at 7:44 pm on March 21st, 2009:

    Congrats. It sounds beyond amazing! I had a suspicion something as crazy at that might catch everyone’s attention!

  3. 3 Unwoman said at 8:10 pm on March 21st, 2009:

    Hooray, congrats! Looks like a terrific event and your ice cream sounds so delicious.

  4. 4 mooflyfood » Blog Archive » Bacon Pretzels with Maple-Dijon Dipping Sauce said at 12:13 pm on May 7th, 2010:

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