Five Ways From Bacon: Meet The BBB’s

The Universe According to Bacon

The Universe According to Bacon

From Wendy:  A Haiku Called BACON

Crackle, sizzle, pop
Fuel for the Bacon Babes soul
Is it Thursday yet?

From Cameron… Bacon and bacon: A Shared Literary History

My favorite American author, Mark Twain, made no secret of his affinity for decadent pork treats:

You had me at bacon.

“They fried the fish with the bacon, and were astonished; for no fish had ever seemed so delicious before.”

                – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,1876)

And later in Roughing It (1872) Twain sang pork’s praises again, stating, “Nothing helps scenery like ham and eggs.” I would argue here that Twain would take no offense if we substituted “bacon” for “ham.”

It is also worth mentioning here that Twain was also a great Baconian. That is, Twain admired the life and work of Sir Francis Bacon. To wit, in Is Shakespeare Dead? (1909) among other writings, Twain asserted Shakespeare was, in fact, Bacon (Sir Francis, that is, not the pork treat).

This leaves me to wonder: Where did bacon get its name? The historians among us can pursue that line of thinking.

Amy’s Sonnet:  An Ode to Bacon

Our Muse

Our Muse

I love you bacon as you cook

I love your sizzle, I love your smells

Bacon helps me write books

As a muse it never fails

With an avocado bacon’s dandy

I like it best with bland old turkey

With good-for-you spinach, bacon’s handy

There’s even dried up bacon jerky

Better yet are bacon friends

Who share my love for this fine food

A weekly dose of bacon tends

To give us a brand new attitude

Oh Bacon, you add daring! You add flair!

To any meal that would otherwise be bare

Erika’s Thoughts:  Bacon & Friends

Bacon… yum.

Bacon is even better with friends.

Bacon is even better with friends.

Where was I?  Right, bacon, how do I love thee?  Wait, no sonnets, that’s Amy’s gig this post.  Likewise, Cameron has the literary aspect covered.  I think I would like to write about bacon and my friends in this group.

Bacon can be thick-cut, smoked, miso-glazed, chewy or crunchy; it’s all good.  There are also your related pork products: prosciutto, Canadian bacon, and pancetta.  Each alike and yet, each having something unique about it—kind of like us.

There are similarities.  We are all women who love bacon, we all write, we all have a dog(s) and we each have three children.  The BBB’s are also individuals, bringing their own spirit into play.  Wendy is generous, Cameron is joyful, Amy is kind and Jen is forthright. Me?  I’m the sentimental one and I love these ladies.  And you know what?  As you come to know them through this blog, you will, too.

They’re awesome like bacon, only better.  No nitrates.

Apologies to The Bard

Apologies to The Bard

From Jen :  Ode to Bacon (with apologies to the Bard)

What’s in a name? that which we call Bacon

By any other name would taste as grease dripping, smoky smelling, awesomely delicious.

So bacon would, were it not bacon called, retain that dear perfection….

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Posted on April 29, 2013, in Written By The BBB's and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. SonjaCarmeronKnowsMe

    You gals are great.

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