Once upon a time, in an eclectically musical culture far, far away, there was this crazy little song called “Lady Marmalade” that was recorded by the group LaBelle, featuring Pattie LaBelle, that start off seemingly innocuous and innocent enough with the words “Hey Sister, Go Sister, Soul Sister, Go Sister!”
Sure, at one time or another we’ve all heard it or one of the numerous “remakes” of the old classic, including a recently popular version by Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya and Lil’ Kim for the film Moulin Rouge.
The song was catchy enough that many culturally astute young girls learned to sing and dance right along with the tune, without realizing that the song was about a New Orleans, French Quarter “Lady Of The Evening” eliciting some illicit attention from a “John” named Joe.
Well sometimes the inability to at first sight; see exactly what’s going on right in front of your face led to an amazingly delicious treat called “Bacon Marmalade.
You see; the creator of Bacon Marmalade, a New York chef named Ross Hutchison was cooking some bacon and before he knew it, it was burnt and heading to what then seemed like an inevitable appointment and final resting place in the big trash barrel out back.
But suddenly the light bulb went off in Ross’s head and he got inspired to add some additional ingredients to the charred pork, such as some vinegar and sugar, creating a most uniquely original and tasty “spread’ that can top off practically anything to supply what every tongue truly desires, the flavor of sweet and salty, savory and sultry BACON!
This taste bud temptress was way beyond mere seductively sizzling… and the next thing Chef Ross knew, he was a suddenly a much sought out “culinary celebrity,” celebrated all throughout New York and Beyond!
Regarding the near “addictive” taste of Bacon marmalade, Hutchison explains, “A friend of mine was here while I was making it one day and his eyes lit up when he tasted it. He said it was like crack.”
According to a recent report about the Bacony Bonanza posted over at Flash News, “another fan compulsively eats the bacon spread straight out of the jar whenever she needs a pick-me-up.”
Chef Ross is pretty much open minded to whatever you choose to enjoy the spread on, as he insists that Bacon Marmalade is “meant to be enjoyed simply” so he doesn’t judge. As every jar is packed to the brim with half a pound of bacon, this little treat is definitely going to be a favorite amongst all of us Baconators and Baconettes out there!
For those who are dying to try this stuff out, you can special order it directly from Ross himself in New York by emailing him at Bacon@BaconMarmalade.com .