Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Not Bacon!

One pound of sliced bacon in January 2009 was $3.73 and in December 2011 had climbed $4.55, an increase of 22 percent. The price hit a high in September 2011 at $4.82 per pound.
As they say, everything goes better with bacon...

Umm, umami!
Well, almost everything.

And the Smithsonian tries to explain why we like bacon so much:

Well, it’s delicious. Arun Gupta of The Indypendent explained that bacon has six ingredients with umami (savory) flavor... 
Bacon is fatty freedom food. Putting bacon on everything (or, uh, wearing it as lingerie) is a statement of hedonism, pure and simple, a defiant stand against any movement that suggests we moderate what we eat...

The nostalgia for Mom sizzling up some bacon on Sunday morning—even if it didn’t actually happen to you—is a collective American experience. Bacon’s not just a delicious meat product anymore; it’s a shorthand for the fuzzy golden heyday of our past.

 Wombat-Socho at The Other McCain" lists this, and other slightly naughty posts in his weekly Rule 5 round up, "Lily was Here", as does The Classical Liberal in "Sexy Little Thing".

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