Norfolk Daily News: Bacon Comment

If you haven't already heard on Facebook or Twitter, I made the front page of the Norfolk Daily News last Friday. Yay!

For those visiting this website because of the story, I'd like to welcome you all to Rick and I hope that you will find our blog useful and interesting. I also have to clear up something-- I told the writer during my interview that Rick and I created this blog to show people "how to cook wild game without using bacon." Obviously, that's not true-- because I used bacon in the last recipe I made: Pheasant Tortilla Soup. When I say "without bacon," I mostly say it tongue-in-cheek, but there is some truth to it. 

When we started this blog, Rick and I made a conscience decision to try to stay away from old, tried and true wild game recipes. Heck yes! Wrapping anything in bacon would taste good. But everyone does it and knows about it. Why blog about it then? When I said "without using bacon," I meant that bacon is used sparingly. Typically, we use it for a specific purpose, to add fat or richness to a dish, to try to keep certain cuts moist during a cooking process that might dry them out, or to use bacon in alternative ways, like incorporating it into a sauce-- which you will see in Rick's next recipe. That's what I meant. I'm not trying to knock bacon in any way, or to say that we're too snooty for it. This blog exists for the simple purpose of providing fine folks, like yourselves, new ways to prepare and enjoy wild game.

Bacon is good. Bacon is heavenly. Bacon is our friend.

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  1. Welcome to norfolk! I came across the blog when looking for dried venison recipes, but I had no idea you lived in norfolk too. Small world! Hope you enjoy it here.

    Shawn Beaudette

    1. Thanks, Shawn! Glad to be here. It's certainly a big change from SoCal. :-)



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