Eat My Words: Bring home the bacon

Bring home the best bacon

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3rd February, 2011

Two bacon rashers are in the frying pan — one sizzling excitedly in its own fat, the other heaving a little as it bleeds odd white clots. A couple of minutes later the first is nicely browning, ready to take centre stage beside the scrambled eggs and fried tomatoes. The second has shrunk to about half its original size and curled up. It goes in the dog’s bowl. The dog sniffs before she eventually chews it.

It’s a paradox: the great love the British have for bacon, set against how little we care about how it’s made. It is the most popular form of the most popular meat, pork, that we eat and yet we insist on paying virtually nothing for it: £4.30 a kilo, this week, for the basic stuff in Tesco and Asda. There are more expensive dog foods.

Read on here at Times Online