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August 30, 2013
Candied bacon martini Total time: 35 minutes Servings: 4 Note: The candied bacon recipe is adapted from "The Gift of Southern Cooking: Recipes and Revelations From Two Great American Cooks" by Edna Lewis and Scott Peacock. Candied bacon 8 slices smoked bacon 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, shiny side up. Dredge the bacon on both sides in the brown sugar and arrange the slices so they do not touch on the sheet.
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BUSINESS
April 9, 2014 | By David Pierson
That extra slice of bacon is going to cost more than just your cholesterol. Prices for the crispy treat rose 13% in February from a year earlier to $5.46 a pound, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics , which looked at average prices in cities nationwide. Overall retail pork prices grew 7% in February from a year earlier to $3.73 a pound, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service . The rising costs could be linked to a rare disease called porcine epidemic diarrhea, which is killing millions of pre-weaned piglets across the country.
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FOOD
July 11, 2012
Breakfast is making a comeback in Southern California restaurants -- even in places you might not expect it. Such as at hip Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica, where pastry chef Zoe Nathan makes these amazing biscuits. Made with a full pound of bacon and 1/2 pound of butter, Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila calls them "gloriously crumbly. " So successful was the meal that it's been canceled -- not for the usual reasons, but because Nathan and Rustic Canyon owner Josh Loeb are opening up a bakery-cafe two blocks away.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Louisville was the No. 1 college basketball team in the nation on the court … and on the financial ledger … last season. Forbes magazine released its list of “College Basketball's Most Valuable Teams” this week. The Cardinals were the nation's top financial team in 2012-13. Louisville's program was valued at $39.5 million, $6.5 million ahead of No. 2 Kansas. The top five included Kentucky, North Carolina, Indiana. Only one Pac-12 team made the top 20. Arizona was No. 6 at $25.2 million.
FOOD
December 3, 2008
  Total time: 1 hour, 40 minutes plus rising time Servings: 16 Note: Grade B maple syrup is recommended for this recipe; the syrup is less filtered so it has more pronounced flavor. The coffeecake can be made through Step 10 the night before serving; loosely cover and refrigerate the dough overnight, then warm at room temperature for 1 hour before baking. 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk 1 package active dry yeast (2 1/2 teaspoons) 1/3 cup sugar, divided 3 eggs, divided 10 tablespoons butter (1 1/4 sticks)
FOOD
November 18, 2009
Bacon and bourbon pie crust Total time: 20 minutes, plus chilling and freezing times for the dough and shell Servings: Makes crust for 1 (9-inch) standard pie shell Note: Refrigerate the dough at least 2 hours, preferably overnight, to give the dough sufficient time to relax; otherwise, it may toughen and shrink while baking. If using shortening instead of the bacon grease, increase the salt by 1/4 teaspoon (to 3/4 teaspoon). For a nice sheen, brush the crust with egg white before baking.
NEWS
March 28, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
How does the old saying go? If you love something so much, you should marry it. How about just bringing it straight into the bedroom? If you're a true bacon lover who longs to bring bacon between the sheets, without the grease, now you can. J&D, the guys who brought you bacon shaving cream , have released bacon condoms. Each has an image of bacon on it all the way to the end. And if that's not enough bacon love for you, the condoms are filled with J&D's "baconlube," a water-based meat-flavored personal lubricant.
FOOD
July 22, 2009
Total time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from "Hungry Girl: 200 Under 200: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories" by Lisa Lillien. Lillien writes, "This is a fantastic party recipe. The shrimp, bacon and BBQ sauce combo makes it nearly impossible for anyone to believe that these are guilt-free in any way. Yet each one has less than 30 calories!" 1/3 cup canned tomato sauce 3 tablespoons ketchup 1 tablespoon brown sugar (not packed) 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Nonstick spray 8 slices extra-lean turkey bacon, halved crosswise 16 large (not jumbo)
FOOD
September 8, 2012
Onion, potato and bacon topping Total time: 45 minutes Servings: 1 to 2 Note: The toppings should be warmed before being added to the frittata. 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion 2 teaspoons butter 3 fingerling potatoes 3 slices thickly sliced applewood-smoked bacon Frittata base 1 tablespoon minced chives 1/3 cup finely grated Gruyere cheese 1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Cook the onion in butter in a small skillet over low heat without coloring until the onion begins to soften, 2 to 3 minutes.
NEWS
February 8, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new contestant in the who-can-top-this outrageous new fast food item: the bacon milkshake from Jack in the Box. The bacon shake is made with no actual bacon, just real vanilla ice cream, bacon-flavored syrup, whipped topping and a maraschino cherry, according to the website. We were thinking this had to be the most trayf food known to mankind before we saw the ingredient list. We'll get to the nutritional info in a minute. The item is proving to be somewhat polarizing, with some people loving the product (or the idea of it, at least)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
As promised, Thursday's “Scandal” ended with an “OMG moment,” or what used to be known simply as a “cliffhanger.” Jake sets up a meeting between James, David, Vanessa Chandler and that NSA lady -- whatever her name was -- that turns out to be a trap. (Note to everyone on “Scandal”: Don't take meetings set up via text message. Ever.) As David and James stand there debating whether to go public with the truth about Daniel Douglas, Jake appears out of nowhere and fires his gun three times at point blank range, instantly killing Vanessa and the NSA lady instantly.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it -- and Kevin Bacon doesn't want that to happen when it comes to the 1980s. Really, who does want that to happen when it comes to the 1980s? "Awareness of '80s culture and technology has been in a significant decline, especially among a certain demographic," he says in a mock PSA posted by Mashable . "I'm talking to you, millennials. "  The White Pages, Rubik's Cube, BlockBuster video, "Gremlins" and the Cold War are all seamlessly invoked by "The Following" star -- also an '80s icon for his lead role in 1984's "Footloose.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Oscar Mayer has created an iPhone dongle that functions as an alarm clock by producing the smell of bacon in the morning. But to get one, users will have to enter a contest. The meat company this week began promoting its Wake Up & Smell the Bacon iPhone app. On its own, the alarm clock app works by making sizzling sounds like the ones you hear when cooking bacon.  PHOTOS: 10 ways to use the sharing economy But users who win one of the bacon-smell inducing iPhone dongles will be able to use the app to wake up to both the sound and smell of bacon.
SPORTS
February 24, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
The Philadelphia Phillies' triple-A affiliate out of Allentown already has an unusual name: the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Now they're going for an unusual marketing tool, at least for a baseball team: Bacon! That's right. The team, whose name is takeoff on a crude iron used in producing steel, has unveiled its 2014 uniforms, and for Saturday home games it's bacon all the way. Bacon on the caps. A wavy bacon underline beneath the moniker 'Pigs across the chest of the jersey.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2014 | By David Ng
A painting by Francis Bacon sold at a Christie's auction in London on Thursday for £42.4 million (about $70 million), exceeding the estimated selling price and representing a record price at auction for a single panel by the artist. A Bacon triptych sold for $142.4 million in November. "A Portrait of George Dyer Talking," which depicts the artist's former lover who committed suicide in 1971, had been expected to sell for $49 million. The painting, which was completed in 1966, was sold as part of an auction of postwar and contemporary art at Christie's in London.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2013 | By David Ng
The Francis Bacon triptych that recently sold for a record-breaking amount at auction will go on public display at the Portland Art Museum in Oregon starting Saturday. But the identity of the buyer who shelled out $142.4 million for the work remains a mystery. "Three Studies of Lucian Freud," created in 1969, was sold as part of a Christie's auction in New York in November. The $142.4 million paid for the piece represents a record amount for a work of art sold at auction, breaking the previous record held by Edvard Munch's "The Scream" of $119.9 million in 2012.
FOOD
July 21, 2011
Roasted tomato confit with bacon fat Total time: 30 minutes, plus roasting time Servings: Makes about 5 cups confit Note: Serve the confit over pasta, or chopped and on top of crostini 3 pounds tomatoes 6 large cloves garlic 12 sprigs thyme Freshly ground black pepper 1 pound sliced bacon Salt 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. 2. Halve the tomatoes lengthwise, and place them, skin-side-down in a roasting pan. Scatter the garlic and thyme sprigs over the tomatoes, and season with several grinds of black pepper, or to taste.
FOOD
September 30, 2009
Dear SOS: Cole's at 6th and Main streets in historic downtown makes a fantastic bacon potato salad. Can you get the recipe? Judy Goodenow Thousand Oaks Dear Judy: Cole's potato salad is richly flavored with deep notes of bacon and smoked salt layered with bright herbs and chopped green onion. Tossed with a creamy dressing with a light tang, each bite is a wonderful balance of flavor and texture. Bacon potato salad Total time: About 40 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Adapted from Cole's.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Continuing its tradition of selecting names that sound a little like made-up nouns from Middle-earth (hi, Rainey Qualley!), the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has named Sosie Bacon as Miss Golden Globe for its ceremony on Jan 12. Bacon is the daughter of Hollywood royalty twice over: the 21-year-old is the second and youngest child of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. She has done acting sporadically, appearing on several episodes of Sedgwick's “The Closer.” Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the 2014 ceremony, ensuring there will be no jokes whatsoever about Bacon or her parents.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2013 | By David Ng
A 1969 triptych by Francis Bacon was sold Tuesday for a whopping $142.4 million, breaking the record for a work of art sold at auction. The previous record holder was Edvard Munch's "The Scream," which sold for $119.9 million in 2012. Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud” was sold as part of a Christie's auction in New York of postwar and contemporary art that brought in a total of $691.6 million. The Bacon work depicts his fellow British artist in three different seated poses against an orange background.
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