Rank #1: Baconfest Podcast #6 - Peter Sagal (Wait Wait Don't Tell Me) Dives Deep into Bacon Philosophy
When Peter Sagal, beloved host of NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and infamous scriptwriter of the first draft of "Dirty Dancing 2 - Havana Nights" decided to join me for lunch at David Burke's Primehouse, I didn't know where our conversation would go. But we went far! Starting from bacon, we discussed ontology, evolutionary biology, advertising, the fundamentals of human desire and the role of corporations in our every day life. Also, we tackled the fundamental question: when is bacon bacon and when is it just a slab of pork? I hope you'll enjoy listening to our conversation as much as I enjoyed having it.
Rank #2: Baconfest Podcast #5 - Joshua Kulp and Christine Cikowski (Honey Butter Fried Chicken)
Seth sat down to explore Chicago's fried chicken community with chefs Josh Kulp and Christine Cikowski of Honey Butter Fried Chicken. Josh and Christine share their fried chicken philosophy, inspirations and we tried out their Baconfest dish - bacon grits with buffalo hot sauce and sweet sweet fried chicken chunks.
Rank #3: Baconfest Podcast #4 - Chef Kevin Hickey (Duck Inn/Bottlefork) and Bacon Poems!
Seth talks hotdogs, bacon and that eternal diner favorite, the Frankencheezie with renowned Chicago chef Kevin Hickey or The Duck Inn and Bottlefork. Plus, hear award-winning poems from the annual Baconfest Best Bacon Poem competition.
Rank #4: Baconfest Podcast #3 - Tasting Bacon Chocolate, Gumballs and Lip Balm with Dennis Lee (thepizzle.net)
We've recruited Chicago's favorite gross-out food blogger Dennis Lee of ThePizzle.net to try the latest bacon products (bacon chocolate, bacon lip-balm, bacon gumballs) and to explore the world of bacon arts & crafts in this third episode of the Baconfest Podcast.
Rank #5: Baconfest Podcast #2 - Mike Sula (Chicago Reader), Chief Justice of the Baconfest Judging Panel
In this edition of the podcast, Seth from Baconfest talks talks with Mike Sula about his personal history with bacon and they answer the question, "Has bacon jumped the shark?". Spoilers: bacon will never die!
Rank #6: Baconfest Podcast #1 - Cameron Grant (Osteria Langhe) Talks Bacon
In this inaugural episode of the podcast, Baconfest co-founder Seth Zurer talks bacon and Baconfest with chef Cameron Grant of Logan Square's Osteria Langhe.