As I have said many times, the love of bacon, especially in Canada and the United States, borders on religious fanaticism.
The knee-jerk response people say in their defence is, “Yes, but it’s so delicious!”
True. However LOTS of things are delicious. Ice Cream is delicious. Chocolate is delicious. Chocolate ice cream is delicious.
But none of the other delicious foods comes close to the level of adoration accorded to bacon.
It reaches an almost fevered pitch.
I’ve heard people say that they dream of bacon.
More than a few people have admitted that a life without bacon is a life that is simply not worth living.
The love of bacon has become a lust. Bacon is bordering on becoming a fetish with some people.
It’s become a relentless obsession with a large segment of our society.
Bacon is omnipresent.
People see the world in terms of bacon.
Bacon has literally become a part of many people.
Many people start their day with bacon.
Some not in the way one would expect they would.
In our culture, bacon is ubiquitous.
Some guide their lives by it!
I will continue to chronicle this national and international obsession with bacon.
Many thanks to my readers and friends (especially Stephen Balen and Anna Camara) who have emailed or otherwise forwarded bacon-related photos and ideas to me. Thanks also to my dear friends Wendy McIntyre and Danielle Ulch with whom I have discussed the bacon craze at great length and who share my bafflement on this entire subject.