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:
“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
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
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.
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….