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Canadian Bacon Day

Get ready to honor Canada's delicious contribution to breakfast - it's Canadian Bacon Day! Cook up some crispy slices and enjoy the savory goodness.
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March 3
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Get ready to satisfy your cravings for delicious and savory Canadian bacon on March 3, also known as Canadian Bacon Day! This popular breakfast meat is actually not from Canada, but rather a term coined by the American meat industry in the late 19th century. It is also referred to as "back bacon" in Canada and is made from the leaner part of the pig's back. Whether you enjoy it on a stack of pancakes or as a topping on your pizza, this day gives you the perfect excuse to indulge in this tasty treat guilt-free. So grab some friends and celebrate with a hearty Canadian bacon feast!

History of Canadian Bacon Day

Canadian Bacon Day Dates

Canadian Bacon Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1861</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Peameal Bacon Origins</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 'peameal bacon' method of brining pork loins in pea meal is first mentioned in English cookbooks, predating what we now know as 'Canadian Bacon'.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1890s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Term Coined</div><div class='timeline-text'>The American meat industry coins the term 'Canadian Bacon' for their salt and smoke cured pork loin product.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1930s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Popularity Increases</div><div class='timeline-text'>"Canadian Bacon" grows in popularity within the U.S., especially as a breakfast meat used in eggs benedict and similar dishes.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pizza Topping Choice</div><div class='timeline-text'>Canadian bacon becomes a popular topping choice on pizza, particularly in combination with pineapple for a "Hawaiian" style pizza.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Canadian Bacon Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The US starts observing National Canadian Bacon Day on March 3rd annually, further popularizing the meat.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Canadian Bacon Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Canadian bacon-themed brunch</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends and family over for a delicious Canadian bacon-inspired brunch. Serve up dishes like Canadian bacon eggs benedict, maple glazed Canadian bacon, and Canadian bacon and cheddar quiche.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a Canadian bacon tasting tour</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit different local restaurants or delis and try out their versions of Canadian bacon. Compare and contrast the flavors, textures, and preparation methods to find your favorite.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own Canadian bacon</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge yourself by making your own Canadian bacon at home. You can find recipes online or take a cooking class to learn the proper techniques. Then enjoy the fruits of your labor with a delicious homemade breakfast sandwich.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a Canadian bacon festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out if your city or a nearby town hosts a Canadian bacon festival. These events often have live music, games, and of course, lots of delicious Canadian bacon dishes to try.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play Canadian bacon-themed games</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends for a game night and play games with a Canadian bacon twist. You could play charades using Canadian bacon dishes as prompts, or create your own version of "pin the tail on the donkey" using a picture of a pig with a slice of Canadian bacon as the tail.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Canadian Bacon Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's different from regular bacon</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Canadian bacon, also known as back bacon, is a leaner and meatier alternative to traditional pork bacon. It also has a slightly different taste and texture, making it a unique delicacy that many people love.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's versatile in cooking</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Despite its name, Canadian bacon can be used in a variety of dishes beyond the quintessential breakfast platter. It can be incorporated into appetizers, sandwiches, casseroles, and more - adding a delicious and unique twist to traditional recipes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a staple in Canadian cuisine</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Canadian bacon has been enjoyed in Canada for centuries and holds great cultural significance. Celebrating Canadian Bacon Day is a way to honor this beloved food and the culture behind it while also enjoying its delectable flavor.</p></div></div>

5 Unvealied Facts for Canadian Bacon Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Canadian Bacon is Different in Canada and America</h3><p class='facts-text'>In the United States, Canadian bacon is a lean, slightly salty meat, similar to ham. However, in Canada, it's referred to as "back bacon" and often has a doughnut-shaped cut with a layer of cornmeal or cracked peas around the edge.</p></div></div>

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Peameal Bacon Sandwich is Toronto's Signature Dish</h3><p class='facts-text'>If Canadian bacon is a star in the US, peameal bacon is famous in Toronto. The peameal bacon sandwich, made with peameal bacon on a bun, is considered Toronto's signature dish and is sold by vendors across the entire city.</p></div></div>

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pea Meal Was Used as a Preservation Method</h3><p class='facts-text'>Canadian bacon is often encrusted with cornmeal today, but pea meal was originally used as a means to extend the meat's shelf life. It was only in the 20th century that cornmeal became more popular due to improved refining processes.</p></div></div>

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Canadian Bacon Comes From the Loin, Not the Belly</h3><p class='facts-text'>Unlike the traditional bacon that comes from the pork belly, Canadian bacon is made from the loin. The loin is less fatty and provides a more meaty texture than belly.</p></div></div>

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Eggs Benedict Traditionally Uses Canadian Bacon</h3><p class='facts-text'>The classic eggs Benedict breakfast dish typically uses Canadian bacon. Its unique taste and texture make it an essential ingredient that pairs well with the poached egg and Hollandaise sauce.</p></div></div>

Canadian Bacon Day FAQs

When is Canadian Bacon Day?

Canadian Bacon Day is celebrated on March 3 every year. In 2024 Canadian Bacon Day will occur on a Sunday.

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