Love Bacon? You're Not Alone. Listen to Rivet.

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By David Hammond

The sixth annual Baconfest took place at UIC Pavilion at the end of May, as covered here and in the pages of the Wednesday Journal.

At Baconfest, I asked several bacon enthusiasts (some celebrities, some just bacon-loving Joes n' Josephines) one question: What does bacon mean to you?

The extravagant answers ranged from "essence of life" to "everything."

Several of the more over-the-top responses were captured, and you can hear them on Rivet News Radio.

Oak Parker Charlie Meyerson runs the Rivet news room.

If you'd like to listen to my Baconfest segment, click here.

The week before last, Rivet won a Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism in Chicago for The Best Online Start-Up.

Following the model of Pandora, the customizable online music streaming service, Rivet enables users to indicate what general topics and even what specific program segments he or she would like to hear. Rivet then automatically reduces the clutter and makes sure you get more of the programs you've indicated you like in areas including Arts & Entertainment, Business or Sports.

If you're a commuter, Rivet leverages geo-positioning technology to sends you traffic updates relevant to your location.

I hope to be working more with the Rivet Team, and when I do, I'll post links to food-related segments I think you might find interesting. I'm also looking for stories, so if you have something you think might be noteworthy, you can post here or email me.











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David Hammond from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: May 8th, 2014 2:58 PM

Bacon is belly meat, and I've had lots of different "bacons," from cows and goats and, if I'm remembering correctly, some fish (like fatty tuna or salmon).


Posted: May 8th, 2014 2:26 PM

I have had regular bacon and turkey bacon and prefer the latter, are there other animals that bacon is made from?

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