Baconfest: Pictures from an Exhibition of Excess

The Pork Palooza Burger.Photo: Huge Galdones

This past weekend at the University of Illinois, 3,000 lovers of bacon — and over 100 chefs who cater to their pork belly-sized appetites — gathered to celebrate the tastiest of all gifts bestowed by the world of animals upon the world of humans. Anyone who did not leave the event in a pork coma could not have fully appreciated the immensity of this experience, which challenged even the most compendious of appetites. Check out all the action in our slideshow, straight ahead.

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