Those of you who know me, and now those of you who don’t, know that I generally eat raw foods as much as I can. That being said, I still love one animal based slice of goodness. I speak of course of Bacon.
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A few years ago I decided to deep fry a turkey. Just for fun, I bought a pound of bacon to deep fry afterwards. Once the turkey was done, I dropped the bacon into the oil and it sank like a rock. About two minutes went by and the bacon started to float to the top of the oil, looking golden and perfect. I plucked it out of the oil onto a paper towel lined plate and let it cool for a minute or two before devouring. Tasty.
Bacon has a very loyal following in other places than my stomach. I became a fan of bacon on Facebook. Then there is BacoNation. If you like pigs that poop bacon, this is the place for you. It was on this site that I first encountered the term, ‘food porn’. Good stuff.
Let me give you a brief history of bacon:
The earliest recorded history of bacon dates back to the year 3200 BC where cave painting show us pictures of man making bacon. It was initially unclear as to what man was making, but microscopic images revealed that the man was smiling, so it must be bacon.
Flash forward several hundred years to the area now occupied by the North Eastern United States. One of the natives of the area was chasing a wild pig through the forest when it collided with a maple tree, felling the tree in the process. The sap leaked on the pig as the man slaughtered it. The maple syrup made the bacon extra tasty.
Moving on to June 14, 1215, the nobles and along with King John prepared to sign the Magna Carta. When it was discovered that no bacon was available for the signing, it was delayed to June 15.
Prior to the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette was misquoted as saying, ‘Let them eat cake!’. The French folks got mad and over threw the government (or something like that. Look it up). What she really said was, ‘Let them eat bacon!’. Had they heard correctly, she would be been installed as Queen ruler over all the land.
That brings us to today where bacon, better know as pork bellies on the CME, are traded daily.
And that is about all I feel like making up tonight. Good day.
And so it goes.