Disclaimer: I’m well aware that there are people who for religious/dietary/personal reasons do not eat pork. This isn’t meant to offend, and if it does, maybe you shouldn’t be on a blog that is called Bacon is Magic.
A few people raised eyebrows when they heard my blog name, although those that know me well aren’t surprised. They’ve seen strangers drool over my t-shirt with the graphic above on it; it’s definitely a crowd pleaser.
Bacon is delicious.
I cook quite a bit and when things go awry I often just throw some kind of pig product into the recipe. My vegetarian minestrone tastes 100 times better with bacon. I learned to love brussel sprouts because of pancetta. A BLT wouldn’t be much of a sandwich if it were just an LT.
Bacon is a universal truth, okay not completely universal, but many cultures across the world use some sort of pig flavour to enhance food. And when you get down to it, food is an expression of culture. I’m going to spend the next year enjoying these expressions.
So the name of the blog refers to learning different cultures while traveling and will include a lot of food. I’ll probably eat more than my fair share of pig – but not bacon on its own.
Oddly enough, it’s amazing as an ingredient but I don’t like to eat bacon on its own. I don’t love the texture – unless it’s pancetta or other charcuterie. But that’s another post in itself.