Let's face it, bacon makes everything
better. Bacon has a special place in the hearts of most. Even vegetarians and vegans can't deny its phenomenal aroma. In my case, it was my most missed food when I was a vegetarian and part-time vegan for 11 years, so when I went back to eating meat, it was only appropriate that bacon be part of my first meaty meal (atop a slab of filet mignon, documented here
). Jim Gaffigan is right on the money with his 5 minute schpeel on bacon
(fast-forward to two minutes!).
Crispy or soft, turkey or pork, eaten alone or added to sandwiches and cupcakes
, bacon has a flavor few foods can rival. For many, there is simply no acceptable substitute. Still, some of us take our love of bacon further than others. While the average person is content to enjoy a few strips alongside pancakes and eggs, others elevate their enjoyment of cured, smoked pork to record-breaking proportions. Let's take a look at several record-breaking bacon activities that are sure to whet your appetite, and perhaps, clog your arteries ;)