Today is International Bacon Day. I was informed of this by my girlfriend this morning, then immediately interrogated about our household bacon levels. My response (“one strip”) was deemed unsatisfactory, so off we went to the store to get more. At the store, I bought a half pound of bacon. Upon seeing it, my girlfriend shook her head and told me that it was insufficient bacon for International Bacon Day, so off she went to buy another pound of bacon.
While at the store, I saw figs and immediately thought of wrapping them in bacon. Well, to tell the truth, I wanted to wrap everything in bacon, but I thought of a wonderful meal I had at Gitane, hosted by the same person who cooked me a meal during her visit to San Francisco. It was quite a while ago and I had a few glasses of wine, so many of the dishes fade in my memory but I remember their bacon bon bons somewhat well. They stuff prunes with goat cheese, wrap them in bacon, and glaze them with port. I figured I would do something similar.