LA Times 'Discovers Bacon'
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The LA Times Food section embarks on a perilous and ambitious project today: collecting 1,001 recipes featuring that porky product most commonly known as bacon (less commonly known as "Taste Explosion Happy Fat Yummy Time!" and "Vegetarians, Weep"). Why bacon? Well, apparently because "bacon works so well in so many dishes, from soups and salads to chili and stuffed pork chops". Uh, yeah guys: is a pig's pussy pork? Anyway, so far the list is only five items long, but includes such creative (if questionable) items as a Candied Bacon Martini (ew?) and a roasted potato salad (that's definitely more my steez). They're welcoming comments and suggestions from readers, so head on over and school those fools on how to add some dazzle to your dinner.
Of course, some contributors are taking the opportunity to advance an agenda: in the category of "missing the point," we have commenter "Rainey Reitman," who sanctimoniously requests "some recipes that aren't supporting the industrial factory-farming system that is polluting our waters, causing rampant obesity in our children, impoverishing family farms and torturing animals across America." THANKS DEBBIE DOWNER!! Way to spoil a good time! You're not related to LAist commenter "Paul," by any chance, are you?
Anyway, dude clearly hasn't read his Michael Pollan: it's corn, not bacon, that's proving to be the Downfall of Everything in America. Yes, including the economy! Including terrorism! Including the Jonas Brothers! and Britney's breakdown! I say: in this brave, frightening new world where humanely, sustainably raised piggy bellies are pearls beyond price (although you can get Niman Ranch bacon at Trader Joe's for a price much much less than pearls!), it is perhaps only bacon that can save us now.
Ok, so that in mind: what are YOUR best bacon recipes? (I'm allowing "Facon" recipes only because Zach "Cult of Vegetarian Masochists" Behrens is holding a virtual gun to my head right now via Gmail). If you're very nice, I might even tell you how to make the best BLT in the universe.