I have been meaning to ask you this for AGES, but keep forgetting. What is the deal with you Americans and bacon? I keep seeing blog posts and twitter updates talking about bacon and how lovely it is. It is almost as if it is either a special treat, or something you aren't supposed to eat or ... I am not sure what actually. It has intrigued me for a while. Because here bacon is something you have with your eggs and that's it. Nothing to get excited about. I see Heather from Dooce mentions it sometimes. About loving bacon. And Stephania from City Mama also mentioned in a tweet the other day. "at MOMocrats brunch. mmmm bacon" What's the deal with bacon? Enquiring mind wants to know.
Edited to add: Funnily enough, just bought bacon at the shop. I never eat the stuff as I am not a big meat eater. But Marko and Rose eat it. This is what our bacon looks like (before we cut the fat off) Oh and we don't often make our bacon crispy, it is mostly soft.
PS Your bacon must be VERY very good in order to justify bacon flavoured ice cream.
Edited to add again: What a brilliant article! A commenter linked to this brilliant Salon article that explains America's love of bacon. So funny. I had no idea it was such a big thing there. Fascinating actually. Such an interesting insight into your culture. Very well written article.
PPS I can't believe I have done an entire blog post about bacon. I've never even thought about the stuff before. See! You're never too old to learn.