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Top Burger Trends of 2013 Include Pork, Pretzel Buns, and More

Sutter Home's Build a Better Burger Contest is underway, and they've analyzed early entries to compile a list of top burger trends. Some are obvious (spoiler alert--bacon makes the cut) but others are surprising. More


A Pork Butt Recipe + Why Pigs Are Smart, Cute, and Delicious (AUDIO)

This week on Slate's Table to Farm podcast, Dan and co-host Laura Anderson talk to Niman Ranch founder Bill Niman, who explains why pigs are his favorite animals in the barnyard.  More


Dan Talks Food and Web Culture and Why Bacon Is Over on GigaOM Podcast

Dan joins in on the GigaOM podcast for a conversation about internet food culture, including the many pros and few cons of food on the web, home beef corning, and why bacon is overrated. More

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Make Your Own S’Mores Bar with Bacon, Peanut Butter, Apples and More (VIDEO)

Want to have fun cooking with your kids, and get them so high on sugar that they'll clean up the mess? If you're like me, you love s'mores. But after all these years of campfire greatness, I think they need some new ideas. More


Arizona Deliciousness Quest

My trip to Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona was way too short, but still filled with fantastic food, a mix of old favorites revisited and tasty new discoveries. Tacos book-ended the... More


Omelets (or Omelettes), Pt. 2 (Ep 96)

Following up on last week's omelet show, we tackle the ingredients of omelets (or omelettes if you prefer). How many should you use? What are the best choices and combos?... More


The BLT Sandwich (Ep 90)

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What Art Can Teach Us About BLT Construction

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2qxhWmdIrs?wmode=transparent Our next episode is on BLTs. We examine the ingredients and construction and explain which ingredient is most like Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects. Sculptor Claes Oldenburg comes... More


Beefcakes, Meatsicles and Bloody Sundaes

These lovingly composed photos from Jasmin Schuller reimagine classic desserts with hunks of meat. The accompanying text proudly points out that all the "sweets" are sugar free. Guten Appetit! /mark


Sporkful Eater Creates Bacon & Whiskey Pecan Pie

Paul in Chicago sees no reason why whiskey, bacon and pie should live in separate worlds, so he signed up for a pie contest: There was bacon and bacon fat... More