Wednesday, December 17, 2008


A place where I can spew my dorky food trivia!! All week, I've been thinking about songs with food in the title. Why?? Well, I don't know why. But I did start making a list, here's what I got so far, as well as links to videos of the song (if available)

Smoothie Song - Nickel Creek
Possibly the best Non-Jazz instrumental of modern times

Chili Dog - James Taylor
This guy is amazing! And according to a friend of mine, this song is crude.. Go figure

Mother Popcorn - James Brown
Still don't know what he's talking about, because his lyrics are in some alien language. I figure it has something to do with popcorn, or else it wouldn't be in the title

Spill The Wine - War
Obviously the guy who wrote this one never had to clean up red wine.. What a pain!! Which brings us to..

Red Red Wine
- UB40
This song was originally performed by Neil Diamond, but the less said about that the better.

Popsicle Toes - Michael Franks
Talk about double entendre, sheesh!

And since we've got that out of the way, here's the ROTP (Recipe of the post)

Candied Bacon

1/2 lb bacon slices (10 slices)
1/2 cup Demerara sugar

Cook bacon in 2 batches in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, turning over once, until bacon is lightly browned on edges but still flexible, 5 to 6 minutes total per batch. Transfer bacon as cooked to paper towels to drain.

Pour off fat from skillet and arrange bacon in skillet in 1 layer. Sprinkle Demerara sugar over bacon and cook over low heat, turning occasionally with tongs, until sugar is dissolved, caramelized (sugar melts very slowly and burns easily; reduce heat if necessary after sugar begins to caramelize), and coats bacon, 8 to 10 minutes. (Bacon will be dark and look lacquered.) Transfer bacon with tongs to brown paper to cool.

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