bacon fest

Annual Toronto Bacon Fest serves up swine in 40 ways

Bacon-infused beverages, bacon funnel cakes, bacon shakes, and an entire restaurant devoted to bacon; short of binding a book made out of the crispy stuff and printing War and Peace on it, it seems like this city has run out of ways to reinvent everyone's favourite pork product.

But just when you think you've seen it all, the Leslieville Farmer's Market is set to bring back its Baconfest competition for the third year, with 40 vendors putting their best bacon-infused recipes head to head.

The competition, set for August 17 at Jonathan Ashbridge Park, is set to include local spots like County Cocktail and Skin + Bones as well as the Junction's Indie Ale House, and a few sweets purveyors, including Be Good Gelato.

Some of the snacks will feature vegetarian bacon, and all will be available for your snacking pleasure at the event, in addition to being judged by the expert panel on creativity, presentation, taste, ingredient sourcing, and "baconness". Can you truly judge bacon, though? It's beautiful just the way it is.

Photo from Rashers on Facebook.

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