August 3, 2003

Bacon: Gift From Above

In contrast to the horrors of the Curry Cashew Mojo Bar, I'd like to talk to you for a moment about bacon.

Holy Christ, how I love it. You've heard people call raisins "Nature's Candy"? Nope. They're wrong. It's bacon.

And the finest bacon I have ever had is from Nueske's. At 10 bucks a pound, not including shipping, it better be fine.

I must admit, sometimes I feel guilty and wonder if eating meat is wrong. I know some people won't eat anything with a face, and I can understand that. But in the case of bacon, I think even the staunchest vegetarian would agree: any animal that tastes that good, pretty much deserves to die.

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Posted by Steven | Archive

I have unsuccessfully lobbied to have the food pyramid updated with bacon as the base for a nutrional diet.

Put bacon and guacamole on anything, and I will eat it.

Posted by: Jeff Kimbrel at August 4, 2003 8:24 AM

I don't eat bacon anymore since I'm off the beef and pork (Well, I eat turkey bacon, but it just isn't the same...). But I used to LOVE it (Well, yeah, I still love it. I just don't eat it).

My favorite way of eating bacon was to basically just warm it up in a pan and eat a huge pile of this smoked ambrosia with lingonberry sauce. I can't even blame this on my Swedish roots, because I don't know anyone else who eats bacon that way.

But boy, it was good...


(Dammit Steve, now you have me craving "real" bacon!)

Posted by: therese at August 4, 2003 5:02 PM

If God didn't want us to eat animals, why did he make them out of meat?

Posted by: Jay at August 4, 2003 9:58 PM

President Bacon in 2004??? I smell a grass roots campaign.

Posted by: Steven at August 5, 2003 6:47 AM

I love bacon too, but I just eat it the old fashioned way, nothing special. You know it's only survival of the fittest, and well pigs just aren't that fit.

Posted by: Krys at August 5, 2003 4:05 PM

About 10 years ago I lived in Madison, WI. One weekend a friend and I decided to go visit another friend who had recently moved "up-north" as they say in Wisconsin. We left early on Saturday morning and after an hour or so on the road decided it was time to get some breakfast. We started looking for a likely spot, then we saw Nueske's. It was a big barn advertising deer butchering, smoked meats, sausage, etc. Attached to the barn was a diner. We thought that would be perfect. So we go in and both order your standard eggs and bacon, coffee and spuds. The food comes and we dig in. It was good and we were hungry, so there was not much talking. Suddenly my friend stops, looks up from her plate and says my name in a VERY serious voice. I'm worried about what could be wrong. She pauses and says, "!"

From then on when our friend would come to visit she would always stop at Neuske's and pick up a pound for us. I received the gift of bacon for many a Christmas and birthday. I can't think of a gift I've loved more.

Posted by: Tekla at August 7, 2003 10:56 AM

Hahahha! I can't believe you've been to Nueske's!!!! A few years ago, my wife asked me what I wanted for Christmas, and I told her -- "I want bacon from this mail-order place." So, being the awesome wife that she is, she went and bought me bacon for Christmas. And then Nueske's went and shipped it to the wrong house number! And some dickhead on my block signed for, and kept my bacon!!!! It took a few weeks after Christmas before it was all straightened out, but ultimately Christmas was saved. Because the Nueske's bacon arrived and was promptly cooked and delivered to my gullet. Where it belonged. Yay!!!!!!


Posted by: Steve at August 7, 2003 9:54 PM

I hear you all talking about bacon. Have you guys ever thought about pigs? How do you think the pigs think about bacon? Do you think that the pigs think that bacon is bacon or that bacon is pig? I think that bacon is bacon. I prefer not to think about the pig. I think if I ever thought about the pid, I think that then I would not want to eat the bacon. I do really like bacon sandwixhes. Do you like peanut butter? I often eat sandwiches composed of bacon, peanut butter, and lettuce. I do not yet have a name for them. I kind of wonder, if you could trick a pig into not thinking about the whole bacon thing and just eating one of these sandwiches? I think so. I'm pretty sure that pigs like bread.

Posted by: Fritz Henry at August 8, 2003 11:20 AM

Kevin Bacon's good.

How come you didn't talk 'bout that?

the d

Posted by: dave roache at October 2, 2003 4:50 PM

There is room for all of god's creatures........ On the plate next to the veggies.

You get my vote for President Bacon, but I will have to throw in the Peppered variety for my own write in.


Posted by: Jim at October 6, 2003 11:30 AM

I had a friend in highschool who, for some unknown reason, decided to raise a pig as a 4H project. We used to like to feed "Porky" strips of bacon. Yeah, I know, it's not a very creative name, but Rob wasn't exactly at the top of our class.

The pig loved it, couldn't get enough, until one day when he suddenly just stopped. I think maybe we tried to feed him a relative.

Posted by: Sleepy at October 7, 2003 4:15 PM

In checking out today's entry, this one from your favorites list caught my eye. In our household, we have a saying, "Anything is better with bacon, whipped cream, or a Gospel choir."

Think about something, anything. Now add one of those three things. I defy you not to have discovered it's been drastically improved.

Posted by: Beth at October 20, 2003 3:46 PM

Whipped cream?...definately. Bacon?...probably. However, a gospel choir in my sick sexual escapades?.... Oh hell yeah!!

Posted by: Cliff Clavin at November 10, 2003 11:47 PM

Holy crap. Bacon is grand. :)

Posted by: Brittany at November 13, 2003 7:27 PM

"And some dickhead on my block signed for, and kept my bacon!!!!"

come on steve, can you blame him?
It was probably me anyway, thanks for the free bacon!

Posted by: theflinger at November 15, 2003 7:24 PM

unfortunately, the only bacon i know how to cook is the oscar mayer instant microwave bacon. so the only way i will be able to eat nueske's bacon if you invite me over for breakfast. hehe

Posted by: ryk at November 16, 2003 7:42 PM

bacon in french is lard
bacon in portuguese is toicino
bacon in spanish is el tocino
bacon in italian is o pancetto
bacon in dutch is speck
bacon in german is spek (or something like that)

I'm a bacon fan.
bacon is good

Posted by: hi, i'm steven & I like bacon at November 19, 2003 6:25 PM

hee hee, since I LIVE in Wisconsin, I went to your link for Nueske's, got their address, and I'm planning a road trip! I'll think of you when I'm gnawing on my third BLT....

Posted by: D.A. at December 1, 2003 7:35 AM

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