Sultry, smoky flavored bacon beckons. Zingerman’s Bacon Camp is a gathering of bacon lovers, bacon makers, cooking school teachers, culinary historians, and writers, all of whom descend on Ann Arbor to taste and discuss the much-loved meat. Here’s a rundown of events for the week:
Potlikker Film Festival
A film fest named after Joe York’s series of documentaries about some of Zingerman’s favorite Southern food makers. Enjoy a film walkthrough of how the food is made, and brought to your plate — then the interactive experience begins — where you get to eat the food!
Wednesday, June 3. 7pm. $30. Zingerman’s Bakehouse, 3711 Plaza Dr.
The Main Event
The true bacon devotees gather for the main course! All the bacon you can eat, with speakers, learning and laughter. A few fun special guests are expected.
Saturday, June 6. 8am-4pm. $150/person. Zingerman’s Cornman Farms, 8540 Island Lake Rd., Dexter.
Saturday Night Pig Pickin’ Dinner
Yeehaw! Southern tradition is migrating way up north, and ya’ll are invited. A real life hog roast provides a traditional pork meal, paired with Southern style sauces. Proceeds benefit Washtenaw County 4-H Club.
Saturday, June 6. 6-9pm. $30/person. Zingerman’s Cornman Farms, 8540 Island Lake Rd., Dexter.
Bacon Street Fair
Bacon takes to the streets at the Kerrytown Artisan Market. Pork purveyors will serve up their creations.
Sunday, June 7. 11am-4pm. 315 Detroit St. Free