Boston Bacon Takedown 2011
BeantownEats was invited to attend the event and here is a quick look at some of the bacon-based creations…
Bacon Ginger Crème Brulee – Aaron Tanaka
Maple Bacon Munchkins – Zak & Erica Walstein
The Little Bao-Wow Buns – Aleks S. & Frank Chen
Bacon Chocolate Chip Waffles with Chocolate Covered Bacon – Guinevere Osborn & Phil Kern
Bacon Arancini with Garlic Bacon Aioli - Laruen Lesser & Nate Wicksmith
Bacon Cheesecake Brownies – Kathryn Devinney
Bacon S’Mores – Halley Sikes
The collective favorite among our group was the BBQ Bacon Jam. Made with caramelized onions and molasses, this jam had a surprisingly spicy kick to it, which for us, set it apart from the other contestants. This recipe, which earned second place in the voters eyes, was created by Matt O’Shea of Allston, who said it took him several attempts tweaking his recipe before arriving at the final product. While his jam was bottled with a homemade label, he said it was not for sale. We are hopeful that after his Sunday success and all of the others that asked to buy the jam, that Matt will consider this option.
BBQ Bacon Jam – Matt O’Shea
It wasn’t just the food up for judging; a poster contest also accompanied the Bacon Takedown. In a hilariously creative concept, the winners were Guinevere Osborn & Phil Kern, for a pig made completely out of waffles, affectionately named Abner.
Although it was a competition, in my opinion, it was everyone that attended the event and got to try all of the bacon recipes were the real winners. Because after all, who doesn’t like bacon?!
Full list of winners
People’s Choice Awards:
- 1st: Aleks S. & Frank Chen – The Little Bao-Wow Buns
- 2nd: Matt O’Shea – BBQ Bacon Jam
- 3rd: Aaron Tanaka – Bacon Ginger Crème Brulee
Judges Choice Awards:
- 1st: Zak & Erica Walstein –Maple Bacon Munchkins
- 2nd: Rob Primmer & Peter Sedlak – Bacon Confit
- 3rd: Laruen Lesser & Nate Wicksmith – Bacon Arancini w/ Garlic Bacon Aioli
Thanks to Hormel for inviting us!
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