Bacon Is A Gateway To Meat For Vegetarians recently posted this article by Eliza Barclay. It inspired me to blog, even before I read the article.
Like many omnivores, I’ve revered the savory bacon flavors all my life; therefore, I understand why bacon could seduce many vegetarians to the dark side. It is not necessarily a matter of willpower, as Barclay’s article delves deeper into the mystery powers of bacon.
We are biologically engineered to eat, enjoy, and indulge in our carnivorous habits as the alpha male of Earth. Bacon’s high protein and fat content fulfills our cravings for calorie. In a society that has reduced the emotional resilience of the youth to the lowest, as shown in a study done by UCLA on college freshmen, it’s about time we embrace the bacon. Food shouldn’t be abused, as so many Americans do, but should be selected and tasted with reverence. It fuels our body and tickles our taste buds. The aroma is intoxicating and the all of your senses can be used to enjoy the subsistence your body needs everyday.
Bacon is special because it is a super food. It’s not green and it won’t let you fly around in a cape, but its intense flavor entices even the most adamant vegetarian. I will often make a vegetarian dish and throw in some bacon bits to add the finishing touch – and, honestly, completing the recipe. It sizzles; it crackles; it makes fun noises; it smells delectable; and it tastes like Sunday mornings at your parent’s house. What isn’t to love about Bacon?
Readers, cook with bacon this weekend and leave a comment with your recipe.