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Dishes such as bacon explosion, chicken fried bacon, and chocolate-covered bacon have been popularised over the internet, as has using candied bacon. Recipes spread quickly through both countries' national media, culinary blogs, and YouTube. Restaurants have organised and are organising bacon and beer tasting nights, The New York Times reported on bacon infused with Irish whiskey used for Saint Patrick's Day cocktails, and celebrity chef Bobby Flay has endorsed a "Bacon of the Month" club online, in print, and on national television. Commentators explain this surging interest in bacon by reference to what they deem American cultural characteristics.

Bacon mania

Bacon: A Love Story: A Salty Survey of Everybody's Favorite Meat Heather Lauer.

Republican Party (United States)

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The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP (Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.

Heather Lauer

Heather Lauer is the writer of the Bacon Unwrapped blog and the book Bacon: A Love Story: A Salty Survey of Everybody's Favorite Meat. Bacon Unwrapped, which she started in 2005, celebrates bacon. Her blog features various dishes and discussion bacon. She began it as a joke, but said, "I started to realize there is something about bacon that gets people incredibly excited, and that was fascinating to me." She completed a cross-country bacon tour of America, and updates her site with the latest in bacon oddities. Her book Bacon: A Love Story: A Salty Survey of Everybody's Favorite Meat, was published in 2009.

List of sausage dishes

Bacon Explosion. Bagel dog. Bangers and mash. Battered sausage. Bigos. Boliche. Botifarra. Cassoulet. Cheese dog. Chicken bog. Chili dog. Chorrillana. Coddle. Corn dog. Cozido. Currywurst. Fasole cu cârnaţi. Frikandel. Galette. Galette-saucisse. Gumbo. Helzel. Hot dog variations. Jambalaya. Klobasnek. Ketwurst. Linsen mit Spätzle. Maxwell Street Polish. Michigan hot dog. Olivier salad. Pasulj. Pepperoni roll. Pigs in blankets. Polish Boy. Port sausage. Pringá. Qazy. Ragù alla salsiccia. Red beans and rice. Salchipapas. Sausage and peppers. Sausage bread. Sausage bun. Sausage gravy. Sausage roll. Sausage sandwich. Siskonmakkara. Small sausage in large sausage. Toad in the hole. Wurstsalat.

List of pork dishes

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Bacon Explosion. Baconique meal. Bak kut teh. Bakkwa. Balchão. Bandeja paisa. Bánh canh. Bánh cuốn. Bánh tẻ. Braciolone. Brændende kærlighed. Bujta repa. Bulgogi. Bún bò Huế. Butadon. Cao lầu. Carne de chango. Carne de Porco à Alentejana. Carne de vinha d'alhos. Carnitas. Cassoeula. Chả giò. Chả lụa. Cha siu bao. Chanpurū. Char siu. Chicharrón. Ciccioli. Cochinita pibil. Cochonnaille. Cơm tấm. Cotechino Modena. Crackling bread. Crispy pata. Crubeens. Dinuguan. Dongpo pork. Eisbein. Embutido. Espetada. Fabada asturiana. Flæskesteg. Frankfurter Rippchen. Fricasé. Fritada. Full breakfast. Fun guo. Galbi. Geera pork. Goetta. Ham and egg bun. Ham sandwich. Hamonado. Haslet. Hongshao rou.

Mayor of San Diego

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The Mayor of the City of San Diego is the official head and chief executive officer of the U.S. city of San Diego, California. The mayor has the duty to enforce and execute the laws enacted by the San Diego City Council, the legislative branch. The mayor serves a four-year term and is limited to two successive terms.

List of books about bacon

Bacon: A Love Story. Snake 'n' Bacon. The Bacon Cookbook. The BLT Cookbook. I Love Bacon!. Bacon mania. List of bacon dishes.

Louis J. Wilde

Louis Wilde
Louis J. Wilde (July 16, 1865 – April 18, 1924) was an American banker and Republican politician from California. Wilde was born in Iowa City, Iowa in 1865. After living in Rochester, NY, Philadelphia, and St. Paul, Minnesota, he moved to San Diego in 1903.

Harry C. Clark

Harry Camp Clark (June 8, 1883 – December 27, 1950) was an American Republican politician from California.


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Non-fiction or nonfiction is content (sometimes, in the form of a story) whose creator, in good faith, assumes responsibility for the truth or accuracy of the events, people, or information presented. In contrast, a story whose creator explicitly leaves open if and how the work refers to reality is usually classified as fiction. Nonfiction, which may be presented either objectively or subjectively, is traditionally one of the two main divisions of narratives (and, specifically, prose writing), the other traditional division being fiction, which contrasts with nonfiction by dealing in information, events, and characters expected to be partly or largely imaginary.


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Pork is the culinary name for meat from a domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus). It is the most commonly consumed meat worldwide, with evidence of pig husbandry dating back to 5000 BC.

Civil engineer

A civil engineer is a person who practices civil engineering – the application of planning, designing, constructing, maintaining, and operating infrastructures while protecting the public and environmental health, as well as improving existing infrastructures that have been neglected.


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A sausage is (not always) a cylindrical meat product usually made from ground meat, often pork, beef, or veal, along with salt, spices and other flavourings, and breadcrumbs, encased by a skin. Typically, a sausage is formed in a casing traditionally made from intestine, but sometimes from synthetic materials. Sausages that are sold raw are cooked in many ways, including pan-frying, broiling and barbecuing. Some sausages are cooked during processing and the casing may then be removed.

Social networking service

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A social networking service (also social networking site, or SNS or social media) is an online platform which people use to build social networks or social relations with other people who share similar personal or career interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.

Gridiron football

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Gridiron football, also known as North American football or simply football, is a football sport primarily played in the United States and Canada. American football, which uses 11-player teams, is the form played in the United States and the best known form of gridiron football worldwide, while Canadian football, featuring 12-player teams, predominates in Canada. Other derivative varieties include indoor football, football for smaller teams (most commonly eight players), and informal games such as touch and flag football. Football is played at professional, collegiate, semi-professional, and amateur levels.

Curing (food preservation)

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Curing is any of various food preservation and flavoring processes of foods such as meat, fish and vegetables, by the addition of combinations of salt, nitrates, nitrites, or sugar, with the aim of drawing moisture out of the food by the process of osmosis. Many curing processes also involve smoking, spicing, or cooking. Dehydration was the earliest form of food curing. Because curing increases the solute concentration in the food and hence decreases its water potential, the food becomes inhospitable for the microbe growth that causes food spoilage. Curing can be traced back to antiquity, and was the primary way of preserving meat and fish until the late-19th century.

Football (ball)

A football is a ball inflated with air that is used to play one of the various sports known as football. In these games, with some exceptions, goals or points are scored only when the ball enters one of two designated goal-scoring areas; football games involve the two teams each trying to move the ball in opposite directions along the field of play.


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A politician is a person active in party politics, or a person holding or seeking office in government. In democratic countries, politicians seek elective positions within a government through elections or, at times, temporary appointment to replace politicians who have died, resigned or have been otherwise removed from office. In non-democratic countries, they employ other means of reaching power through appointment, bribery, revolutions and war. Some politicians are experienced in the art or science of government. Politicians propose, support and create laws or policies that govern the land and, by extension, its people.

Popular culture

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Popular culture (also called pop culture) is generally recognized by members of a society as a set of the practices, beliefs and objects that are dominant or ubiquitous in a society at a given point in time. Popular culture also encompasses the activities and feelings produced as a result of interaction with these dominant objects. Heavily influenced in modern times by mass media, this collection of ideas permeates the everyday lives of people in a given society. Therefore, popular culture has a way of influencing an individual's attitudes towards certain topics. However, there are various ways to define pop culture.

Smoking (cooking)

Smoking is the process of flavoring, browning, cooking, or preserving food by exposing it to smoke from burning or smoldering material, most often wood. Meat, fish, and lapsang souchong tea are often smoked.

Jim Gaffigan

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James Christopher Gaffigan (born July 7, 1966) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He was raised in Chesterton, Indiana. His material is often about fatherhood, observations, laziness, and food. He is also regarded as a "clean" comic, using little profanity in his routines. He has had several successful comedy specials, including Mr. Universe, Obsessed, and Cinco, all three of which received Grammy nominations. His memoir, Dad Is Fat (2013) and his most recent book, Food: A Love Story (2014), are both published by Crown Publishers. He co-created and starred in a TV Land television series based on his life called The Jim Gaffigan Show.


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Baking is a method of cooking food that uses prolonged dry heat, normally in an oven, but can also be done in hot ashes, or on hot stones. The most common baked item is bread but many other types of foods are baked. Heat is gradually transferred "from the surface of cakes, cookies, and breads to their center. As heat travels through, it transforms batters and doughs into baked goods with a firm dry crust and a softer centre". Baking can be combined with grilling to produce a hybrid barbecue variant by using both methods simultaneously, or one after the other. Baking is related to barbecuing because the concept of the masonry oven is similar to that of a smoke pit.


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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 8.8 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County.

The Sacramento Bee

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The Sacramento Bee is a daily newspaper published in Sacramento, California, in the United States. Since its founding in 1857, The Bee has become the largest newspaper in Sacramento, the fifth largest newspaper in California, and the 27th largest paper in the U.S. It is distributed in the upper Sacramento Valley, with a total circulation area that spans about 12000 sqmi: south to Stockton, California, north to the Oregon border, east to Reno, Nevada, and west to the San Francisco Bay Area.