What can I say? You have been the mightiest of meats, the sultan of snacks, and the prince of pork. Not only are you undeniably delicious all on your own, your savory succulence really takes food to a new level. Like, remember when people only thought of you as a simple side to eggs and toast?
But then you were all like, “What up breakfast?! I’m gonna rock your bacon egg cheese pull aparts
And you totally knew how to get down at a party with your bacon wrapped smokies
and bacon pigs in a blanket.
Or how about the time you totally kicked veggies
in the butt?
And sweets were no match for you. Chocolate chip cookies
were never the same after you came around, nor cupcakes
So, it breaks my heart to have to tell you this Bacon, but your time is over. There’s a new love in town and it’s French Ventreche. Some call it bacon; some call it pancetta, but whatever you call it, that gorgeous fatty cured meat has stolen our hearts.
You’re probably asking yourself why, but you had to have seen the signs
. People have been talking about it for a while now. You’re still delicious, but the magic has definitely gone. And Ventreche, while it does a lot of the same things you can do, it just has that certain… je ne sais quoi.
So, sorry Bacon! You’ll always have a special place in our hearts.
What do you think, is bacon dead? Comment away!