Bacon – Duct Tape of the Foodie World

Bipity – Bopity – Bacon

Bacone is the foodie world's duct tape

Bacone makes everything better

I recently discovered a new (to me) blog called Primal Toad. It’s run by this young buck named Todd (Toad) Dosenberry.

Toad is into what’s called the Primal Lifestyle. (Stay tuned, he’s going to be doing a guest post primer to the primal way of eating).

No, he doesn’t hunt wooly mammoth in a saber tooth tiger loin cloth and a spear. At least he hasn’t mentioned doing so. He would get bonus points if he did though.

Toad posed a question — “Why Are We Obsessed With Bacon?“. And no, this isn’t about turkey bacon.

I had to stop and think about that for a moment. Yes, I know… eating lots of bacon often isn’t good for you. Then again, eating lots of anything isn’t good for you. So what’s wrong with the occasional piece of bacon?

How do I love thee

Toad’s question got me to thinking. Bacon is so good, and it is used everywhere. Let me say that again. Everywhere!

  • Without a doubt the most popular way of preparing bacon is to fry it up in a pan. Now, I love the smell of fresh coffee brewing when I wake up. Bacon trumps coffee. Period. Some, like my beautiful bride, Becca, like the bacon to be cooked crispy. Uh-uh, it cooks away the flavor and texture. I love it when it’s still chewy. Yum!
  • Have you ever grilled bacon? Be careful that it doesn’t fall between the grills, but it is wonderful.
  • Right along with grilling is smoking the bacon (no, not like Cheech & Chong). This takes a little longer, but dude, it will melt your face off; it’s just that good.
  • Of course bacon can be used as a condiment. Chop that stuff up, and throw it on a baked potato, and now we have a party. Right along with that, if your salad is just too “healthy”, throw those bacon bits on it, and bon appétit!
  • Have you ever had bacon wrapped shrimp? Oh my, that is heavenly. I’ll give you a tip; if you’re making it at home, cook the bacon first, then wrap the shrimp, and continue to cook. They cook at different times, and this works.
  • Speaking of wrapping something in bacon (get your mind out of the gutter!). If smoked bacon is going to melt your face, bacon wrapped steak will cause your head to implode like the Kingdome (Look for it on youtube. It’s awesome.). Steak by itself is to die for. Wrap that sucka in bacon and you’ll slap yo’ momma!
  • Now for the pièce de résistance. That’s right, I’ve used two, count ‘em two, French phrases in ONE blog post! I’ve never tried this, but hear me out. What would happen if you wrapped bacon around… wait for it… wait for it… a pork tenderloin. Yes, I said it; wrap pork around another piece of pork. Believe it or not, I did a Google search, and there are actually recipes for this. Craziness!

Final thoughts

We’ve talked about how you can eat bacon. We have not covered “why” we love the stuff though.

My personal feeling is that it’s salty, and fatty. Those two things right there make everything taste better.

How much do you love bacon? Enough to want to smell like bacon throughout the day?

How do you eat bacon? What makes you like it so much?

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6 Responses to “Bacon – Duct Tape of the Foodie World”

  1. Becca says:

    I like bacon on my BLT, call me crazy, but I am not a BIG bacon fan. I prefer the turkey bacon to regular bacon. Although, on a rare day I could go for a bacon cheeseburger, using real bacon. :-)

  2. Todd says:

    One day we’ll have to try a side-by-side comparison to see if you really feel that way, or if it’s just been so long since you’ve had “real” bacon. ;)

  3. I love bacon. If my roomie is cooking it I wake up. If it’s not I my burger I return it. Bacon is the downfall to all diets. *sigh*

  4. Todd says:

    Ms. Julie! Bacon certainly can be a downfall to a diet. As long as you don’t eat bacon with every meal… or even every day, it’s not a bad thing. I say enjoy what you eat; just do it smartly, and in moderation.

  5. Anne says:

    I enjoy my bacon with a touch of sweet. French toast and bacon and just enough maple syrup to make it taste sweet and salty. Mmm delicious. Of course, I buy the nitrite-free bacon, which taste just the same without the poison stuff.

  6. Todd says:

    Wow, do we have two Annes now? Awesome. :) Bacon with french toast is awesome stuff, and the nitrite free bacon is definitely the way to fly.

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