Wednesday, April 30, 2014

2014 Arizona Bacon Fest at Kino Sports Complex, Tucson, AZ on June 7th

The good folks in Tucson are out to out-do their inaugural event in 2013 with an even bigger and better festival.  With 30 restaurant tents and 25 brew tents, your all-you-can-eat and drink ticket will cover a lot of ground.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Grilled Bacon Scallop Salad

You may have seen scallops and bacon before, but have you seen a quickie grill with your counter-top panini maker or George Foreman? This trick satisfies your gourmet bacon craving in a matter of minutes. HWYD and Bacon Adoration founders, Stephen and Andrea Bourne, have gone the extra mile to give you an unbelievable meal in ten minutes or less. Yeah!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Camp Bacon at Cornman Farms in Dexter, MI

Why just go to a festival when you can go to camp?!  Camp Bacon is fundraising event for Southern Foodways Alliance.  It brings together bacon-lovers, bacon-makers, cooks, curers, and anyone who likes to learn, eat, and enjoy bacon.  4 days (May 29 - June 1) of bacon-y goodness with classes, tastings, discussion, a bacon ball, and much more.

Friday, April 25, 2014

May First Friday Fireworks on River Street

My friends, fireworks + body of water = double the show! HWYD loves that Savannah has fireworks every month. It's a great experience for adults and kids alike, and River Street is a fantastic venue for a good dinner, an evening stroll through the First Friday activities, and the best free light show around! The fabulous display starts at 9:00pm on Friday.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cinco de Mayo Festival Hands On at Cook's Warehouse Midtown

May 1, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

¡Viva Mexico! Join us tonight for a Cinco de Mayo celebration, Cook's Warehouse style! Chef John Wilson will share his secrets to throwing a memorable Fiesta!! You will learn to re-create true, south-of-the-border flavors as you work with Chef John to prepare:
• Black Bean and Mango Salsa with Oven Roasted Corn Chips
• Pork Tacos with Smoked Tomatoes
• Creamy Cilantro Slaw
• Cornmeal Sugar Cookies
• Easy and Tasty Margaritas
Capacity: 16 Seats Still Available

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Paris in the Spring Hands On at Cook's Warehouse Midtown

April 30, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Ahhh…what could be better than Paris in the spring? Imagine yourself strolling by the Siene or down the Champs-Elysees, with the Eiffel Tower providing the elegant backdrop. You'll truly think you are dining in a Parisian outdoor café when Chef Julia invites you into the kitchen and you begin to prepare this elegant Spring menu:
• Gougeres
• Buckwheat Galette with Soubise, Ham and Swiss, Arugula
• Roast Leg of Lamb with Celeriac Slaw, Herb Salad
• Chocolate Tart
Capacity: 16 Seats Still Available

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

American Idiot the Musical at the Fabulous Fox Theatre

American Idiot the Musical.  Transitioning in a punk tantrum from sounds stage to main stage, the musical wrought from the experimental album of the same name explodes on stage, and engages.  From the New York Times, "Pop on Broadway, sure. But punk? Yes, indeed, and served straight up, with each sneering lyric and snarling riff in place."  A must see, if you can handle it!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Refreshing Orange Ginger Chayote Salad with BACON

Bacon and health CAN go hand-in-hand. This delicately sweet and cool salad is deliciously contrasted with a touch of rich salty bacon. No dressing needed. Perfect as is. HWYD and Bacon Adoration founders, Stephen and Andrea Bourne, work tirelessly to please your palate with such masterpieces as this.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Upstairs/Downstairs: Dining at the Manor Partial Hands On at Cook's Warehouse Midtown

April 27, 2014 - 1:00: PM - 3:00 PM

"The pleasure of your company is requested…" An invitation to a formal dinner requires grace, skill, poise, and the correct wardrobe for those attending from both upstairs and downstairs. Seating, serving, manners, and a mastery of your silverware can make or break you in a social situation! Many tune in each week to follow the drama of the Crawley family (and their servants) in post-Edwardian England. Chef Christy Seelye- King will explore the formality of dining in this period and help you hone the etiquette necessary to survive in a formal dining room setting. British social hierarchy will play out as each attendee will be given a name with their title/position attached, and we'll play a Dining Room Game that will test your best skills and manners with a 'mock meal'. Students will prepare two popular Edwardian desserts which tie in to the show and these will be served at the end of class:
• Charlotte Russe
• Peach Melba (both of which tie in to the show)
Capacity: 25 Seats Still Available

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Knife Skills 101 Hands On at Cook's Warehouse Midtown

April 25, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Celebrity chefs all have a way with the knife because excellent knife skills go a long way in the pursuit of perfecting their cooking. Sharpen your knife skills in this hands on class that teaches the inside secrets to perfecting your slice, dice and julienne. Class topics also include selecting the correct knife for the task at hand, caring properly for your knives, and choosing cutting boards that are most suitable for your personal needs. Please bring sharpened knives to class so you can learn these techniques using your own tools. However, if you don't have your own knives, please let us know prior to class and we'll be happy to provide some for your use during the class. A light dinner will be served using the freshly chopped items from class.
Capacity: 16 Seats Still Available

Friday, April 18, 2014

2014 Bacon Brew Fest At Kempton, PA, June 28th.

Located in some of the most beautiful country around, the Kempton PA Bacon and Beer Fest is a great reason to go on a road trip.  With some great B&Bs in town (Pamela's Forget Me Knot or Hawk Mountain) arrive and kick back.  Explore the beautiful mountain country.  Then, get your bacon on, with tons of dishes prepared by local restaurants.  Craft brew accompanies it all, as well as local music.  What a great weekend getaway!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bacon and Barrels Festival at Embarcadero Marina Park South in San Diego

Bacon and Barrels in San Diego's Embarcadero Marina Park South brings barrel-based beverages and bacon together in unimagined ways.  May 31- June 1, the event challenges chefs far and wide to be as creative as possible with the good stuff.  Paired with bourbon, beer, wine, and scotch - anything from a barrel - the event takes foodies into foodie heaven.  Well worth the price of admission ($75 online, $85 at the door), you'll get all the samples you can eat.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bacony Sausage Lamb Bolognese

Good Lawd! This recipe is NOT for the feignt of heart. Three meats: bacon, spicy Italian sausage, ground lamb. Red wine. How about a Cab? Fabulous savories like tomato, cayenne, marjoram, oregano, garlic, and onion. A healthy dose of fresh parm. Or even mozz. Or both. Why not, right? All over buttery pasta al dente. HWYD and Bacon Adoration founders, Stephen and Andrea Bourne, have hit a home run with this complex, spicy homage to bacon. Read more for the recipe!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Slow Cooker Double Dinners for Two Cookbook Launch Party at Cook's Warehouse Midtown

April 21, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the Cook's Warehouse as it celebrates the release of Cynthia Graubart's newest cookbook, Slow Cooker Double Dinners for Two: Cook Once, Eat Twice! (Gibbs Smith – April 2014). In this book, James Beard award-winning cookbook author Cynthia Graubart expands her unique concept of using a 3 1⁄2- or 4-quart slow cooker coupled with two slow cooker liner bags to create two different dinners at the same time. Double dinners produce not only a tasty meal for tonight but also a wonderful second meal for later in the week or for the freezer. Cynthia will delight us with a short talk on cooking for two and writing the book. We'll have plenty of copies available for purchase as you sample recipes from the book. The event is free, but please RSVP online.
Capacity: 100 Seats Still Available

Monday, April 14, 2014

Vampire Weekend at the Fabulous Fox Theatre

Vampire Weekend is at the Fox Monday May 5, 2014 as part of their 2014 tour.  Decidedly going deeper with their latest album - Rolling Stones says, "the music is sculpted and subtly bonkers, with orchestral sweeps balancing hymnlike beauty and dub-inflected grooves" - you're in for quite a show.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Beer Bacon Music Festival at Frederick MD Fairgrounds

Ok.  How does this sound?  2 days.  100+ Beer varieties.  2 ton all you can eat bacon bar.  50+ bacon dishes.  10 rockin' bands.  Righteous, right?  Go check it out at the Frederick MD fairgrounds on May 17 and 18, 2014, from 12-5p.  They have 100,000 tickets, and they're running out fast!  When it comes to bacon festivals, this is a big one guys.  Worth a pilgrimage from far and wide.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Classic Cupcake Party Hands On at Cook's Warehouse Midtown

April 19, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 1:30: PM

No matter what their age, everybody loves a rich, moist cupcake topped with swirls of creamy frosting. Crystal has put together this menu that features the best from-scratch recipes for the classic cupcakes that we all crave. You'll learn to make:
• Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
• Coconut Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut Frosting
• Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
• Red Velvet Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
• Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Frosting
Capacity: 16 Seats Still Available

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Consider the “Pasta-bilities” Hands on at Cook's Warehouse Midtown

April 17, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Roll up your sleeves and feel the dough! Fresh pasta is much more tender and flavorful than its dry cousin! Tonight, with Chef Gloria Smiley's guidance and expertise, you'll learn the techniques and tips for making great pasta at home, as you master the basic recipe before exploring various cuts and shapes. On the menu this evening:
• Gnocchi with Lemon and Mascarpone in Butter Thyme Sauce
• Spinach Pasta with Pecorino and Pepper
• Mushroom Lasagne
• Saffron Fettuccini with Shrimp
Capacity: 12 Seats Still Available

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Famously Simple Budget App

Check out a new app!  The Ten Minute Savvy recently reviewed the Famously Simple Budget App.  As the name suggests, it's a simple and powerful way of keeping track of your budget.  Check out the review, and get the app if it seems appealing.

Easter Brunch Made Allergy-friendly at Cook's Warehouse Midtown

April 15, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

It's that time of year when Mother Nature wakes up from an extended sleep and brings the first promises of warm weather - perfect for celebrating the Easter holiday. Whether you're hosting brunch, a casual lunch or sit-down dinner for Easter, you'll find inspiration from these delicious dishes. And, when hosting guests for Easter, Passover or any day, for that matter, taking your guests dietary needs into consideration is a small gesture that can make a huge impact in their experience. This menu is free of egg, milk, wheat/gluten, shellfish, fish, peanuts and soy and can be adapted to be vegan. It does contain tree nuts.
• Watercress-"Butter"milk Soup
• Arugula Lasagna
• Green Vegetable Medley
• Shaved Beet and Radish Salad with Pomegranate Seeds
• Fruit-filled Chickpea Crepes
• Mimosa Bar
Capacity: 25 Seats Still Available

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Traditional French Easter Hands On at Cook's Warehouse Midtown

April 14, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Learn to make a delicious and elegant Easter dinner that is sure to satisfy you and your loved ones. This traditional and authentic French meal is a collection of years of Chef Borra's family recipes
• Beet and Raspberry Gazpacho
• Soft boiled Eggs Béarnaise, presented in Artichoke nest
• Roasted Lamb Shoulder "Boulangère"
• Provencal White Beans
• Chocolate Profiteroles with homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Capacity: 16 Seats Still Available

Monday, April 7, 2014

NYTnow: The reader app from The New York Times

Check out a new app!  The Ten Minute Savvy recently reviewed the New York Times' new reader app, NYTnow.  The app is a great new way to get a daily briefing on what's going on in the world. Check out the review, and get the app if it seems appealing.

Gluten Free Pasta, Dumplings and Veggie Noodles Hands On at Cook's Warehouse Midtown

April 13, 2014 - 1:00: PM - 4:00 PM

When you give up gluten, many beloved pasta dishes are suddenly and sadly taken off the menu. No longer! With Robin's gluten free pasta, dumplings, gnocchi, spaetzle and noodles, gluten-free diners can rejoice in tender, supple fresh pasta and great pasta dishes. Learn how to make fresh pasta, cook dried pasta and noodles properly, and make pasta alternatives from veggies and other healthy ingredients. In addition to these great recipes, you'll enjoy a freshly made juice from Robin's new book Juice It!. Join Robin in the kitchen to make:
• Steamed Shrimp Dumplings and Dipping Sauce
• Fresh Egg Pasta and Chevre Spinach Tortellini
• Potato Gnocchi, Gratineed with Cheddar and Veggies
• Spaetzle and Chicken Soup
• Zucchini "Noodles" in Tomato-Olive Sauce
We'll have copies of both Gluten Free Pasta and Juice It! on hand and Robin will be happy to personalize yours.
Capacity: 20 Seats Still Available

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Decadent Peach-n-Bacon Applesauce

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This splendidly cheap and easy recipe will blow your mind. HWYD and Bacon Adoration founders, Stephen and Andrea Bourne, have gussied up this common refrigerator staple with such an incredible flavor profile that it will be a regular go-to breakfast, snack, appetizer, side dish, and even dessert. Read more for the recipe!

Basil Bacon Scallop Rotini

Sweet and salty bacony goodness bathed in a parmesan-garlic and brown sugar sauce. Rich and fabulous. HWYD and Bacon Adoration founders, Stephen and Andrea Bourne, have created this famously simple delight just for you. Read more for the recipe!

Springtime Ladies Luncheon in the South at Cook's Warehouse Midtown

April 12, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 1:00: PM

There is nothing like springtime in the South-the beauty of azaleas, dogwood blossoms and of course, springtime for the Southern woman means "ladies luncheons". The ladies luncheon is so much a part of every Southern Belle. These gatherings are a time for relishing old friendships, and a time to share laughter and light-hearted chatter. This beautiful four course meal fits the bill for a delightful spring luncheon:
• Chilled Strawberry Soup
• Georgia Peach Aspic
• Hot Chicken Salad Casserole in a Flaky puffed pastry
• Carrot Soufflé
• Spring Garden Cake with Candied Violets and Pansies
Capacity: 25 Seats Still Available

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Art of French Pastry at Cook's Warehouse Midtown

Perfecting French pastries is both an elusive art and a precise science. Award-winning pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, cofounder of the renowned French Pastry School in Chicago and breakout star of the critically acclaimed PBS documentary, "Kings of Pastry," will help to demystify the process. Chef Pfeiffer joins us for a one of a kind class where he'll share secrets for preparing these classic treats:
• Almond Tuile
• Alsatian Onion Tart (savory tart, served with a green salad)
• Chocolate Mousse Cake in a Glass
We'll have plenty of copies of The Art of French Pastry on hand. Pick up your copy on the night of class and have it personalized by Chef Pfeiffer.

6:30 PM-9:00 PM

Maryland Bacon Festival at Rash Field in Baltimore

The inaugural Maryland Bacon Festival is coming April 26 (Noon - 10pm) at Rash Field in Baltimore.  Billed as a combined bacon block party and culinary festival, over 30 of the areas top restaurants will vie for top prize in appetizer, entree, dessert, and cocktail categories.  There'll also be a bacon eating competition.  The festival will bring thousands of folks out, including kids, who can enjoy their own bacon kid's zone.  Live music, cooking demonstrations.  The festival has it all.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Dewey Beach Bacon Fest

Held 1-4pm on April 26, the Dewey Beach Bacon Fest in Dewey Beach, Delaware shouldn't be missed.  Tons of participating restaurants and bars will provide a great selection of surprise bacon treats.  Sign up online for only $12, and get on out there to vote for your favorites.

Captain America: Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier, the second in the Captain America sub franchise, is getting great reviews across the board. From Adam Nayman of the Globe and Mail, "This is the first Marvel Studios movie since the original Iron Man that really stands on its own." Go see for yourself!


Russell Crowe is Noah in Darren Aronofsky's latest film of the same name. Director of such groundbreaking work as Pi and Requiem for a Dream, Aronofsky is known for bold tales. Getting mixed reviews from critics, and worse from viewers, the Atlantic says, "Noah is a strange and occasionally messy hybrid of a film." With Aronofsky's reputation, we recommend giving it a try nonetheless.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson is at it again. And critics and audiences love it. From the Boston Globe, the Grand Budapest "is a lovely film, steeped in a vanished world [that] offers countless delights of its own." Get ready for great story.

Bentley and Friends

Check out a new App!  Learn about musical notes with Bentley and Friends. Each friend has a favorite note, and they help you learn how to mix them together. Create songs. Play the music match game. And watch out for Ava Says, a game like Simon that challenges your memory. So much fun for ages 4-8!  99 cents!  Check it out on the App Store.

Bacon Adoration

Check out a new app!  Do you know who Ricardo Heredia is? Well, you should! He's the 2013 Bacon World Champion. Why? Cause he's a bad man when it comes to bacon. Four words: Bacon. Duck. Miso. Ramen. Oh yeah!

Bacon Adoration is a new app for those who, well, adore bacon. And, I'm not talking like bacon, or love bacon. I'm taking adore bacon! A comprehensive feed for all things bacon. Bacon events near you. Bacon recipes. Bacon fairy tales. Bacon games. Bacon love. It's all in there. Get the app. If you did, you'd have known that the 2013 Bacon World championships were in Vegas. And you could have met Ricardo!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Northshore Bacon Fest at Wagner Farm, Glenview IL

The historic Wagner Farm is having its annual Northshore Bacon Fest on April 26, 5-8pm.  The farm is part of the Glenview Park District in beautiful Glenview.  Chefs from restaurants near and far bring inventive bacon dishes.

The Lion King at the Fabulous Fox Theatre

The Lion King is back at the Fox Theatre in April, 2014.  An icon of musical theater, with elaborate costumes, towering musical and dance, and a graceful and high energy cast.  Make it part of your week.