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The Economics of Bacon
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post Feb 23 2009, 05:37 PM
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Better with bacon.
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post Feb 23 2009, 07:04 PM
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Bacon's too expensive. I refuse to eat the cheap stuff/chicken or turkey bacon. I can get 200 grams of deli-smoked black forest ham for half of what cheap quality bacon would cost.

And no, I don't forget the hot sauce.
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post Feb 23 2009, 08:36 PM
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Bacon? Expensive? Must be a lot up there. I consider it as essential as cheese, which is usually more expensive (again, quality). Oh and turkey bacon is not real bacon either, I totally agree. Still sounds like a good meal, though- one I've had a few times before myself.

I think you should try that with a slice of tomato and/or avocado. Trust me, you'll like it.
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post Feb 24 2009, 09:33 AM
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QUOTE (Vitamin X @ Feb 23 2009, 08:36 PM) *
Bacon? Expensive? Must be a lot up there. I consider it as essential as cheese, which is usually more expensive (again, quality). Oh and turkey bacon is not real bacon either, I totally agree. Still sounds like a good meal, though- one I've had a few times before myself.

I think you should try that with a slice of tomato and/or avocado. Trust me, you'll like it.


Keep in mind I'm jobless right now so "expensive" to me is a bit different then everybody else. Regardless most places right now around here charge around 5.99 and above for bacon and the quality stuff is around 9.99.
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post Feb 24 2009, 12:02 PM
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Yikes, that is pretty bad. Cheap bacon here in the States costs like $2-3 a package (which is usually a pound or so), and the better stuff goes from $5-10.
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post Feb 25 2009, 12:09 PM
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I buy bacon when its cheap (I just got some the other week for $.99 a package). Then I'll take one whole package and cook it all at once in the oven, then bag it in freezer bags/containers. Whenever I want bacon I take it out of the freezer and nuke em (30 seconds on medium per 2 strips). I know this seems like more work when you can buy the already cooked bacon now but Ive had that crap and its not good.
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post Feb 25 2009, 11:30 PM
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QUOTE (MarvinisaLunatic @ Feb 25 2009, 01:09 PM) *
I buy bacon when its cheap (I just got some the other week for $.99 a package). Then I'll take one whole package and cook it all at once in the oven, then bag it in freezer bags/containers. Whenever I want bacon I take it out of the freezer and nuke em (30 seconds on medium per 2 strips). I know this seems like more work when you can buy the already cooked bacon now but Ive had that crap and its not good.


I disagree. Twenty strips of pre-cooked bacon for 4 bucks is awesome, and well worth the extra (roughly) 75 cents. By the way, the 20-strip package is from M&M Meats, which is a phenomenal frozen food store in Canada. The only other notable pre-cooked bacon is Maple Leaf, which is also pretty good.

Discounting the work/price ratio, how good could 99-cent bacon be?
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post Feb 26 2009, 11:48 AM
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People still eat Maple Leaf products? They're pretty much done now, IMO.
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post Feb 26 2009, 09:14 PM
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QUOTE (CanadianGuitarist @ Feb 26 2009, 12:30 AM) *
QUOTE (MarvinisaLunatic @ Feb 25 2009, 01:09 PM) *
I buy bacon when its cheap (I just got some the other week for $.99 a package). Then I'll take one whole package and cook it all at once in the oven, then bag it in freezer bags/containers. Whenever I want bacon I take it out of the freezer and nuke em (30 seconds on medium per 2 strips). I know this seems like more work when you can buy the already cooked bacon now but Ive had that crap and its not good.


I disagree. Twenty strips of pre-cooked bacon for 4 bucks is awesome, and well worth the extra (roughly) 75 cents. By the way, the 20-strip package is from M&M Meats, which is a phenomenal frozen food store in Canada. The only other notable pre-cooked bacon is Maple Leaf, which is also pretty good.

Discounting the work/price ratio, how good could 99-cent bacon be?


My 99 cent bacon was originally $4.99, buy 1 get one free and I had 2 $.75 cent coupons that doubled because I know a grocery store that is nice like that. I forget what brand it is though..I might have to root around in the freezer and check.

EDIT:
My bacon has a first name..its O S C A R.

Alton Brown actually did a good eats episode on making your own bacon in a locker (Scrap Iron Chef) but Im not anywhere near that adventurous.

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post Feb 26 2009, 09:39 PM
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Bacon's really become the new internet fad.
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post Feb 26 2009, 10:53 PM
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I buy my bacon from a butcher.
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post Feb 26 2009, 11:09 PM
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I really should be going to a butcher more often. I don't really like to spoil myself, but I do like to splurge on a steak on payday.
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post Feb 26 2009, 11:54 PM
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christ bacon sucks. give me a hot link any day
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post Feb 27 2009, 01:06 AM
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post Feb 28 2009, 02:24 AM
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Didn't we already have a bacon thread?
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post Feb 28 2009, 08:32 AM
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QUOTE (MarvinisaLunatic @ Feb 26 2009, 10:14 PM) *
My 99 cent bacon was originally $4.99, buy 1 get one free and I had 2 $.75 cent coupons that doubled because I know a grocery store that is nice like that. I forget what brand it is though..I might have to root around in the freezer and check.


BOGO on $5 bacon. My n*gga. The best I can do around here is $1.50 bacon after coupons.
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post Mar 2 2009, 02:46 PM
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QUOTE (Star Ocean 3 @ Feb 26 2009, 09:39 PM) *
Bacon's really become the new internet fad.

Yeah, really. This shit's getting out of hand. I mean, I like bacon (if it's crispy), but I don't love it, and could safely live without it. Did you see that chefs are creating bacon-based desserts? Why? David Sedaris was right: if cooking is an art, we've entered Dada.
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post Mar 2 2009, 03:48 PM
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That weaved bacon and cheese thing someone linked still haunts my dreams.
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post Mar 3 2009, 03:43 AM
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QUOTE (Czech please! @ Mar 2 2009, 12:46 PM) *
QUOTE (Star Ocean 3 @ Feb 26 2009, 09:39 PM) *
Bacon's really become the new internet fad.

Yeah, really. This shit's getting out of hand. I mean, I like bacon (if it's crispy), but I don't love it, and could safely live without it. Did you see that chefs are creating bacon-based desserts? Why? David Sedaris was right: if cooking is an art, we've entered Dada.


The bacon based desserts actually do work pretty well. There's a reason it's called "the candy of meats". There's of course the bacon maple bar I always talk about and then there was also this sugar glazed praline bacon thing I tried the other day. It really made it a lot like a piece of candy, moreso than in any form I've tried before.
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post Mar 3 2009, 07:23 AM
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Pork has a natural sweetness to it, and lends itself well to natural sugars and other meats with sweet qualities. Bacon wrapped scallops, for example.
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post Mar 3 2009, 12:11 PM
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Supposedly human meat tastes extremely similar to pork.
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post Mar 3 2009, 12:23 PM
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Yeah, I remember watching an HBO documentary on cannibals and one guy said human meat tasted like the finest pork loin you'd ever tasted. I couldn't eat pork loin...well until whenever the next time my Mom made pork loin was.

Yeah, I'm with Czech on this one. I like bacon quite a bit but why the sudden fawning over it? Seems kind of random. I've always been more of a breakfast sausage fan anyways.
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I think part of it has to do with the overall backlash against the health food trends/fads we've seen over the past couple decades. That's why these days we've become fascinated with things like eating contests, enormous monstrosities being offered at restaurants and fast food joints alike (the Monsterburger, anyone?) and then shows like Man vs. Food. People have become so sick and tired of the whole eating healthy and counting calories b.s. that they're embracing "real" or "man" food again. I think the low-carb craze was the last straw for a lot of people- and bacon, being a particularly fatty, greasy food not to mention extremely versatile, is kind of spearheading that "real food but with some moderation" fad.
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post Mar 3 2009, 02:29 PM
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And the fact that it's just damn tasty. There's always that.
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Man some of you may have seen before eats nothing but bacon for a month

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