Baconcamp 2009: Postscript instead of Post Mortem
Posted by cmh gourmand on August 1, 2009
I survived sampling seventeen plus items as a Baconcamp judge – turnout was 150 plus. Based on feedback – it is safe to assume Baconcamp will be back next year.
There was a wide variety of people in attendance well outside the interlocking Venn diagrams of Columbus Underground, Wild Goose Creative and the foodanistas of Columbus. The flashes were flying at Wild Goose Creative so check Twitter, Flickr and other social media for Baconcamp images and stories.
One link to click for sure is
Nikon Girl, Jen Killius.
Here are my photos from the event, I am still in a bacon based stupor so writing is not an option (or ambulation but then a rational person would not have gone to a taco truck afterwords for a bacon wrapped hot dog; it is a sickness….they say). Entries in Baconcamp had the chance of winning prizes.
Baconcamp was not just about the science of bacon cookery, it was a celebration of the art of bacon consumption.
Below I am listing the food entries from BC (Columbus) 2009. Last names have been omitted to protect the innocent or guilty and also because I did not ask if I could use names.
Roland (read more in The Oher Paper).
Pierogies (Average score 35 out of 40 possible points and the winner)
Mary (presented by Zach)
Bacon Corn Chowder
Apple Pie with Bacon Lattice Top
Jen from Hills Market (with help from Jill at the Hills, Jen at Snowville Creamery and a weber_cam ice cream maker)
Bacon Ice Cream with Maytag Blue Cheese and Candied Pecans
Double Fried and Breaded Bacon with bacon gravy
Double Decker Bacon Tacos (2nd Place)
Pickles wrapped in Bacon
Bacon Mustard served with pretzel crackers
Candied Bacon with side of sauerkraut
Chocolate covered bacon wrapped pineapple
* (Editors note: Do not try the above at home or away – soon to be illegal in Ohio)
Chocolate Bacon Fruit Lollis
Maple Bacon Chocolate Cupcakes
Peanut Butter and Bacon Cookies
Bacon Wedding Cake (Honorable Mention)
(Back story: in addition to using duct tape, this item featured donuts, two cans of pringles, bacon, cake, some mini pigs and a few things I may have repressed. Neda starting putting it together at 9:15 AM and wrapped things up when she arrived about 1 PM).