Bacon saves the day…

I think one of the smells that would prevent me from ever becoming a vegetarian is that of bacon cooking. It is a smell that takes me back to my childhood and is, for whatever reason, always a very comforting scent. I prefer bacon grilled but I am not averse to frying it. As long as it is a little crispy. It has to be decent bacon. Cheap ones always give off a lot of water and even a rather unsightly white scum. Nope. You need a decent bacon. And for me brown sauce. And then the taste. It is just so phenomenal. It just floods the taste buds and, with a good cup of tea, is one of the best fast foods on the planet. Decent bacon should be an ever present item in every fridge, in particular,for me, a good smokey bacon, which is great in pasta dishes if no pancetta or lardons are available. I did become a vegetarian for about 6 months in my second year at uni, mainly because the two girls in the house were both vegetarians. However, they only seemed to know a few recipes and there is only so much nut roast a man can take! Bacon brought me back to my senses. And as much as I like Morrissey and admire his ‘Meat is Murder’ stance, unless he turns up on my door step and begs me, I think I will remain a carnivore for the rest of my life! My Headmaster at Grammar school was also…I kid you not….. called Mr. Bacon, so I had no chance!

10 thoughts on “Bacon saves the day…

  1. Ha! Keith you are my kind of gentleman! I love bacon… I spend a bit extra to get organic, Hickory-smoked pork… it turns into crispy, glorious bacon perfection (especially with field mushrooms and some toasted ciabatta… oh, and a sunny-side up egg of course!). So happy to have found your blog. It’s awesome to meet likeminded food obsessives through the blogosphere. Following you!

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  2. Bacon does save the day, you are right! It is astoundingly easy to make on your own . . . and is beyond delicious! We are so lucky here to have a British transplant farmer who raises Mangalitsa breeds and brings bellies, jowls, you name it . . . to our local farmer’s market.

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