PRICE OF POLITICS, ETC: Hear That Sizzle, Baby!

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(My pre-Super Bowl grill full of chicken wings smothered in Dad’s secret barbecue sauce)

Chicken wings, spare ribs and pork chops…I have leftovers of all of them in my fridge right now. And I probably consumed 2 pounds of meat at our Super Bowl party at the station Sunday all by myself, or at least it feels that way! But, no, I’m not meat-ed out today. Far from it. I actually welcomed this email today, probably because my family could eat bacon every day. We could probably eat it every meal! So here’s something to ruin your concentration at your desk today as you think about your next bite…


WHO:             Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Culinary students will cook almost 3 tons of bacon to be served at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival.

WHAT:           DMACC students will be using 24 conventional ovens and hundreds of extra-large cookie sheets to fill the Ankeny campus with the smells of sizzling bacon. DMACC students will cook more than 3 tons of bacon from all over the world; Denver, Kansas City and Reykjavik, Iceland. Local bacon from Des Moines, Iowa Falls and Webster City will also be baked by the DMACC students.

WHEN:           Fri., Feb. 8, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE:        Iowa Culinary Institute (ICI)

                        Bldg. #7 DMACC Ankeny Campus

 WHY:              The bacon will be served at 6th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival bacon showcase. The showcase is a chance for participants to sample several bacon brands. The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival is Sat., Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The event is sold out.