Bacon sandwiches cure hangovers
This may seem obvious to anyone who has tried it. But now there’s scientific proof that a bacon sandwich can make you feel better after a night of indulging.
Elin Roberts, of Newcastle University’s Centre for Life said: “Bread is high in carbohydrates and bacon is full of protein, which breaks down into amino acids. Your body needs these amino acids, so eating them will make you feel good.”
“Bingeing on alcohol depletes neurotransmitters too, but bacon contains a high level of aminos which tops these up, giving you a clearer head.”
It’s also said that researchers also found a complex chemical interaction in the cooking of bacon produces the winning combination of taste and smell which is almost irresistible.
There you have it. Though, make it a good sandwich. Use the best, most delicious bread, farm butter, and Neil Jewell’s artisan bacon. That’s it. You don’t need anything else.
Or, let us make it for you at Bread & Wine’s deli counter.
The rise of the Flexitarians
Pescatarians, vegetarians, fruitarians – and finally a sensible diet, flexitarian. What is this? “Carnivores who are happy to eat only the best quality meat but those who feel equally happy with a plate of pure veg.”
Yip, that means no more meats plumped up with water and chemicals. Instead, pasture-reared pork/beef/chicken where the animal has lived a good life and the meat is so much better for it.
In its extreme, flexitarianists are vegetarians who occasionally indulge in meat.
It’s said that :’ This movement will be driven further by chefs at the top of chain intent on developing vegetable driven menus, chefs like Alexis Gauthier and his Vegetronic cuisine: non-vegetarian vegetable tasting menus with dishes such as carrots lovingly bathed in lamb juices. Could we see Vegetarians opting to take part in Meaty Fridays? One day of the week when bacon is allowed?”
Well, if you can only eat bacon one day of the week – then you had better make sure it’s the best, artisan bacon available, free of the nasties and full on the taste. Check out www.baconofthemonth.co.za
Take a look what blogger extraordinaire Matt Allison made with one of his many Bacon of the Month instalments, a delicious homemade quattro stagioni
Bacon of the Month Club
“Mirror Mirror on the wall who is the fairest rasher of them all?”
The clever folks at Bread & Wine on Môreson have come up with a pearler of an idea. Bacon of the Month Club. Yip. Bacon once a month; and not just any bacon, Neil – his royal porkness – Jewell’s artisan bacon. Free of the nasties and full on the taste. (Follow them on Twitter to get updates from the bacon universe.)
So what does this mean? Twelve months; twelve different bacons. From the obvious to the obscure. From the norm to the fantastic. From Plain ‘Don’t Do Us No Flava’s’ to Green ‘What the Seuss’ Bacon. Fabulousness! All of the bacons are developed and produced by Neil ‘His Royal Porkness’ Jewell.
Peaked your interest? Bacon of the Month Club memberships are limited and available on a first-come first-served basis. Rasher on over to their site, fill in your deets and they’ll be in touch, go to: www.baconofthemonth.co.za
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The FoodWineDesign Fair 2013
The boutique outdoor market, on the rooftop of the Hyde Park Corner shopping centre features ‘the best local furniture crafters, artisan products, top wine labels, microbreweries and speciality foods.’
“We have a living stand,” says general manager of LQF, Linda Coltart. “One wall is full of flowers and herbs and the other is covered in Polaroid pictures of our guests taking the first bites of the bacon sandwich.”
“We’re launching our new Bacon of the Month Club! We started out with CBC-cured bacon [craft beer]. And today we’ll have Asian-flavoured bacon. On Saturday and Sunday, come and try our Chardonnay-cured bacon as well as our famous original bacon—all grilled on The Big Green Egg.”
Peaked your interest? Go to www.baconofthemonth.co.za. The full website will be going live soon, but on the landing page you’ll find out a bit more about what our Bacon of the Month Club is doing. In addition to this you’ll be able to fill in your email address so that we can make sure you’re kept in the loop regarding launch dates, membership prices and general information about the BEST CLUB EVER.
Remember: if it’s not bacon it’s not kosher.
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