Guest Column – For the love of bacon…

By Ken Fuson from N.W. Iowa Review

If you were going to promote an event in Des Moines, Iowa, and your goal was to sell 8,000 tickets in less than four minutes, who would be your star attraction:

A. Taylor Swift

B. Lady Gaga

C. U2

D. Bruce Springsteen

Actually, you wouldn’t choose any of those, because you, being an Iowan, knows what really sells these days:

E. Bacon

That’s not the name of a rock group – although Hickory Smoked Bacon would be a good one – it’s the stuff you eat. And we apparently can’t get enough of it.

The sixth annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival was held last weekend in the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa

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