DailyDirt: Bacon A La Mode

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

Bacon is an almost universally-loved food item -- it's salty and fatty and meaty all at the same time. So it's not too surprising that people will try to add bacon to almost any dish. Everything is better with bacon... and here are some examples that test that assertion. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Nigel (profile), Apr 20th, 2012 @ 5:07pm

    Here is an artery buster for ya lol...

    http://www.bbqaddicts.com/blog/recipes/bacon-explosion/

    N.

     

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    Pwdrskir (profile), Apr 20th, 2012 @ 5:38pm

    Jim Gaffigan loves Bacon

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 20th, 2012 @ 5:54pm

    "She said, 'Don't gimme no swine, and keep your ham to yourself'." -ApologetiX

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Apr 20th, 2012 @ 8:38pm

    Would You Like Some Ham With That Pork?

    All wrapped up in a bacon rasher... mmm...

    Trivia: English is just about the only language with separate words for animals when they’re alive versus when they’re food (“pig” versus “pork”, “cattle” versus “beef”, “sheep” versus “mutton”). Why?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 20th, 2012 @ 9:23pm

    Re: Would You Like Some Ham With That Pork?

    Ancient people had some respect for the deceased?
    Maybe it was a shame thing, they felt bad butchering all those animals?

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Apr 21st, 2012 @ 11:48am

    Re: Would You Like Some Ham With That Pork?

    why are there different words for fruits that are fresh versus dried? eg. grapes and raisins...

     

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    Leigh Beadon (profile), Apr 21st, 2012 @ 3:24pm

    Re: Would You Like Some Ham With That Pork?

    Trivia: English is just about the only language with separate words for animals when they’re alive versus when they’re food (“pig” versus “pork”, “cattle” versus “beef”, “sheep” versus “mutton”). Why?

    I know! I know!

    Because usually one ("sheep") has Germanic roots, and the other ("mutton" / "moutton") has Romantic roots - and it was a matter of class division. The peasants used the English words for the animals, and the upper classes used the Latin words for the prepared food.

    Just one of the many reasons English is awesome and crazy for having not one but two major language roots.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 21st, 2012 @ 5:00pm

    Re: Would You Like Some Ham With That Pork?

    Why is a grown woman a "chick" and a little girl a "chicken"?

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Apr 22nd, 2012 @ 3:43am

    Re: Would You Like Some Ham With That Pork?

    And why does English have the two sets of roots?

    Because of the Norman conquest. The England-conquering nobility spoke Norman French, so they used the French names for the animals. But since they mainly saw the cooked food, while the (Germanic-speaking) peasants were the ones who dealt with the live animals, as you say, that’s how the names got divvied up among the living/food states.

    Meat would have been comparatively expensive in those days, so it was quite likely a rare treat for those less well-off, while only the nobility could afford to have it every day.

     

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    JeroenW (profile), Apr 22nd, 2012 @ 9:36am

    funny 'mericans

    Friend send me a link to some "cookery" videos some time back. Basically just seeing how much bacon you can layer around things like turkeys.

    This.. well.. it seems to be mainly a North-American addiction. Fat + Calories + large portion = good food to a lot of them.

     

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    lrobbo (profile), Jun 12th, 2012 @ 10:04am

    Good heart attack food you mean . . .

     

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