Bacon Supper at the Sonoma Valley Cheese Conference
Jeanne Carpenter of Cheese Underground came back from the the Sonoma Valley Cheese conference with tales of cheese, yes, but mostly bacon:
Bacon at a cheese conference, you ask? Yes, ma'am. After spending three days talking, breathing and eating nothing but cheese with nearly 100 of the top movers and shakers in the American artisan cheese community, we were all ready to experience a different level on the food pyramid. I suppose we could have had a salad, but really, who needs rabbit food when bacon is on the menu?
To prove my point, Sheana Davis, founder and owner of The Epicurean Connection in downtown Sonoma, hosted a Bacon Supper as the parting gift to her cheese conference attendees this evening. In attendance was Ari Weinzweig who wrote the book - yes, literally - on bacon. It's called Zingerman's Guide to Better Bacon and features stories of pork bellies, hush puppies, rock n' roll music and bacon fat mayonnaise.