July 1, 2009

WHY DOES SHE THINK GOD GAVE US THE TIN CAN?:

America's Bacon Addiction: Three signs of a fad: bacon-flavored coffee, chocolate-covered bacon and, of course, the Bacon Explosion. Bacon has never been trendier, but it’s the things you didn’t know about it that hold the secret to porcine perfection. (Sarah Whitman Salkin, 7/01/09, Daily Beast)

Bacon, a favorite of American carnivores (and noncarnivores—vegetarians dub it the “gateway meat”) for centuries, has become a breakout fad over the past few months. Besides designer bacon in supermarkets, chocolate-covered bacon, bacon-flavored coffee and bacon-flavored vodka, the heart attack-inducing Bacon Explosion emerged from the pages of The New York Times as a phenomenon that spawned a six-figure book deal.

With bacon-mania cresting, the question must be asked: What were we thinking? This whole bacon trend started simply because bacon is delicious—and it is perhaps most delicious when it’s cooked simply. [...]

4. Cleanup. No one likes cleaning up after cooking, especially when it involves disposing of a cup of hot rendered bacon grease. Throwing hot fat into your trash can will melt the bag, and pouring it down the sink will corrode the pipes. The path of least effort in bacon grease disposal is to let the fat cool and harden in the pan, then scrape it out and toss it. But if the sight of two inches of hardened, white fat isn’t what you want to battle with after breakfast (or lunch or dinner), line a bowl with heavy-duty aluminum foil, pour in the hot grease, and when the grease has cooled and hardened lift the foil out of the bowl and into the trash.


Pour the left over fat into an empty can and keep it in your freezer until full, then take it to the dump.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 1, 2009 7:26 AM
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