Rippon backs bacon

Bacon bosses will be hoping to hit the headlines with the appointment of broadcasting legend Angela Rippon as the face of Bacon Connoisseurs’ Week.

Rippon will head up a media campaign during the week, from 19-25 March, which will promote the versatility of bacon as a meal ingredient and also push the provenance of farm-assured products under the banner ‘Red, White & Bacon’.

The week will also, once again, feature a competition to uncover the best bacon cures from across the retail, foodservice and manufacturing arenas, with the winner revealed at a prestigious ceremony in London on 19 March.

Rippon said: “I love the smell and taste of bacon; its rich aroma conjures up many fond memories, so I’m delighted to be a part of Bacon Connoisseurs’ Week to celebrate this versatile ingredient. We have a rich heritage of curing in this country, and I can’t wait to award the very best varieties from the vast array of quality bacon available today.”

Angela joins a distinguished list of bacon-loving celebrities to lead the Week, including wine connoisseur Oz Clarke, Strictly dancer Anton Du Beke and TV personality Anna Ryder Richardson.