Wednesday, June 11, 2008

This + This = Wow.

Bacon + Chocolate = WOW!

This weekend Sam and I did the unthinkable. We made a sweet savory mouth explosion by combining two of our favorite foods. Or perhaps I should say we made a savory sweet. Either way, we took two of the most delicious ingredients available - bacon and chocolate - and combined them in an unlikely way to create something that, while odd, is still really tasty.

The inspiration steemed from a recent visit with our friends Will, Carmen, and Danielle. Danielle shared the remains of a treasured candy bar with us, a fancy bar of solid chocolate dotted with tiny bits of bacon. The idea was the combination of sweet and salty, and heck, everybody knows that pork fat is one of the most delicious flavorings available (even if it does feel gross to admit that and put it in writing). Well, the candy bar was good, but there was not enough bacon. So we remidied that. Will and Carmen, we dedicate this to you!

Really, no recipe is neccessary. If you are a brave soul, I dare you to try this combo out. Think of yourself as an Iron Chef, and let the delicious world of sweet and savory unite!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Katie! Those look like dog treats!

Lauren said...

I want to try this, but I fear for my arteries.

Ellen said...

Kate! I tried that candy bar and had to eat cake to get the taste out of my mouth. I think the complete opposite reactions you did, because I think you are nuts nuts nuts!!

Mike and Sarah (parents) said...

Sooooo, we're watching Michael Simon, the next Iron Chef, on his new show taking over "Dinner Impossible" and for desert he's serving.......Drum Roll..... chocolate covered bacon! Kate, you better contact Food Network and demand some compensation.

Kate said...

I can't believe it, I am on the same mental wavelength as a food network star! :) I am on my way to influencing how the nation thinks and interacts with food. Whhheeeeee! Thanks for the update!