Bacon. The Culinary World’s Most Lethal Narcotic.
If you think about it, if there’s one ingredient/food that really widens your eyes upon hearing the word, it has to be bacon (unless you’re a vegetarian). You’re at a restaurant and the waiter is going through his specials for the evening.
“Macaroni & cheese. Creamed corn soup. Baked potato skins.”
Zzzzz. Boring. But what if you added the B-word to these all.
“Macaroni & cheese with bacon. Creamed corn soup with bacon. Baked potato skins with bacon.”
Now things are interesting. I’ve come to the conclusion that bacon is a drug, you just don’t know it. It’ll be raising the eyebrows of every DEA agent very soon. Look at how this narcotic has spread through the nation, onto our plates.
Google’s Krispy Kreme Bacon Cheeseburger (photo from Geeksaresexy.com)
We all know that Google spends a ton of money on fattening up their employees with starch, carbs and fat so they’ll forget how much they are actually getting paid. They’ve taken the cheeseburger to another level by sandwiching in between Krispy Kreme donuts and adding the Special B in. It pains me to even look at this image â€“ my cholesterol just jumped up 200 pts without even trying it. A minor league team in Sauget, Illinois has also made a pact to entertain their fans with action, entertainment and a free ambulance ride to the hospital with their 1,000+ calorie burger which is sold at $4.50. Is $4.50 worth a $45,000 bypass surgery?
Nickel Diner in Los Angeles’s Maple-Bacon Doughnuts
*Clenching chest. This pastry is highly reviewed by the Yelp army and it actually sounds good â€“ if you’re stoned. Try it here.
Voodoo Doughnut’s Version of the Bacon Doughnut
Maybe my fellow foodblogger in Portland, Guilty Carnivore, can shed some light on what this does to the arteries. Check out Voodoo Doughnut’s site.
David Lebovitz’s Bacon Ice Cream
Ok now, I would actually try this. This would taste so good on nicely toasted brioche. Send me a gallon David! Visit David’s site for the recipe.
Respect the Bacon Suit
How do I look? J actually thinks I’m wearing the standard tuxedo and bowtie for our wedding whenever that happens. She will have the surprise of her lifetime.
Bacon Lip Balm
The good people over at J&D’s (Justin & Dave’s) know how to kill two birds with one stone: why not remind yourself of the aroma of bacon while moisturizing your lips. Geniusly gross???
Feel free to post some links to any other insane bacon-related food or product. Thanks for reading.