National Bacon Day is celebrated on December 30 of every year. In this world, there is nothing sweeter than Bacon. Whether it is chocolate-covered bacon or bacon-wrapped tater tots or bacon-covered chapstick it is a tasty treat.
Bacon is a favorite food for the people in the USA. You can find many items also flavored or scented with bacon including popcorn, soap, candles, air fresheners, and much more.
So it is a perfect day to sit back and have a taste of the dish that includes Bacon on it.
History of National Bacon Day:
In 1997, Danya D Goodman and Meff Human Cannonball Leonard created the National Bacon Day to bond everyone together on that day. The name Bacon originated from the Middle English “Bacoun”.
From then, you can find it in France as Bako, Germany as Bakko, and old Teutonic as Backe. All the words Bacon, Bakko, Bako, and Backe refer to the general meaning called “Back”. But the first Known Bacon came from Romans, and it is known as “Petaso.”
National Bacon Day has a traditional method of preserving meat, and delicious flavor will be added to them. And then it will be soaked in a specialized brine.
In Yorkshire and Tamworth certain breeds are specially bred for their back meat. But it is not always the back meat referred to as Bacon, at the old-time it was referenced as preserved pork.
How to celebrate National Bacon Day:
You can Cook Bacon on your own in many ways and use a bacon strip on each method and have a taste test to see which one is tastier.
You can gather your family members, friends and co-workers to conduct a little Bacon Cooking event. Make two or more groups to cook a unique dish that covers bacon. And then you can taste all the dishes and announce the winner.
How to observe Bacon Day:
The founders of Bacon Day encourage us to eat a variety of bacon while watching Kevin Bacon movies or movies with bacon in the title.
Other suggested traditions such as bacon toasts and kissing under pork fat mistletoe are mentioned as well. We make these recommendations for celebrating the day:
- Try a new recipe.
- Test the best way to cook bacon.
- Top your salad, soup, or eggs with this delicious ingredient.
- Give the gift of bacon.
- Sample different varieties and determine your favorite.
- Host a cookoff and post your favorite recipes.
- Write a song about bacon.
- Make a smiley face using bacon.
- Visit your favorite butcher and give them a shout-out!
Tasty Bacon Facts:
- It Helped During WWII
During WWII the U.S. government urged citizens to donate their excess bacon fat to the army. The fat was used to make bombs.
- 18 Pounds of Goodness
The average American consumes 18 pounds of bacon a year.
- Bacon Blessed
There is a church in Las Vegas called “The United Church of Bacon” and it is exactly what it sounds like.
- Bacon Camp
The exact antithesis of fat camp, in Ann Arbor Michigan you can go to a camp with activities entirely curated around bacon.
- One Small Bite for Man
Bacon was included in the first meal eaten on the moon.