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Why does bacon smell so good? (video)
Canada Free Press ^ | May 27, 2014 | American Chemical Society

Posted on 05/27/2014 3:02:11 PM PDT by kingattax

What is it about cooking bacon that makes it smell so good? The Reactions team puts its nose into everyone’s favorite breakfast food. We teamed up with the Compound Interest blog to break down the science of that sweet smell.

Turns out there are about 150 volatile organic compounds that contribute to bacon’s meaty aroma, many of them hydrocarbons and aldehydes, with some nitrogen-containing compounds thrown in for good measure.

(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...


TOPICS: Food
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hydrocarbons ? uh oh. the greenfreaks will want people who cook bacon to pay a 'carbon tax'.
1 posted on 05/27/2014 3:02:11 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

I love volotile organic componds n’ eggs for breakfast.


2 posted on 05/27/2014 3:04:47 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: kingattax

Can I work out the tax in trade by cooking ‘x’ number of CO2-producing liberals for each pound of bacon enjoyed?


3 posted on 05/27/2014 3:05:01 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

You could call the program “Moron Offsets”, and send Algore a summary each month.


4 posted on 05/27/2014 3:05:37 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: JaguarXKE

volotile = volatile


5 posted on 05/27/2014 3:06:07 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: kingattax

Guess it’s the same thing that makes it taste so good...

Bacon is like the chocolate of wholesome foods. Almost nothing it can’t touch and improve.


6 posted on 05/27/2014 3:06:40 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: kingattax

Because it’s made of awesome.


7 posted on 05/27/2014 3:06:53 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: kingattax

Who cares why? It's BACON!

8 posted on 05/27/2014 3:07:18 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Still Thinking

Someone post Homer drooling please with the caption BACON!


9 posted on 05/27/2014 3:07:57 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: kingattax
Why does bacon smell so good?

Because it's bacon. (Confirmed by a comprehensive government funded study.)

10 posted on 05/27/2014 3:08:12 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: JaguarXKE

this can drive greenfreaks and muzzies more insane than they already are

11 posted on 05/27/2014 3:08:36 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

Warning: The link has an Abortion Barbie donation request.


12 posted on 05/27/2014 3:08:53 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: kingattax; Monkey Face

Bacon, chicken, potatoes, and cheese. The perfect evolutionary combination - tested on small boys - and I don’t even believe in evolution.


13 posted on 05/27/2014 3:09:04 PM PDT by Tax-chick (You say I'm insane ... I say you're afraid.)
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To: kingattax

1. Because it’s meat
2. Because it’s pork
3. Because muslims can’t have it
4. Because Mooch says it’s not healthy


14 posted on 05/27/2014 3:10:06 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: andyk

The Aztecs told Hernan Cortez when they tried eating PORK, that it tasted very similar to human flesh. Ancient Pozole was made with body limbs, in Tenochitlan, Mexico City, today it is very popular with pork.


15 posted on 05/27/2014 3:12:40 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: bicyclerepair

I was just thinking yesterday of one of my favorite Sinpson’s scenes. Town picnic in the park or something like that. Homer’s walking along and sees some tasty treat (bacon, doughnut, whatever) on the ground next to some object. After an “Oooh!” of pleasant surprise, he bends over to get it, banging his head on whatever the object was. He forgets the treat, squinted eyes, pain, stands back up, hand on head, “D’oh!”. As the pain recedes, he sees the treat again, as if he’d never seen it in the first place, and bends down again to get it, repeating the entire cycle. He does it like four or five times. Hilarious!


16 posted on 05/27/2014 3:13:21 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: kingattax

I think it is because pigs are extremely finicky eaters.


17 posted on 05/27/2014 3:13:40 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: kingattax

I have a chef friend who calls bacon “The duct tape of food”!


18 posted on 05/27/2014 3:15:20 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: bicyclerepair

19 posted on 05/27/2014 3:15:46 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: workerbee

Who cares why? It’s BACON!”

...exactly. Stupid article.


20 posted on 05/27/2014 3:16:49 PM PDT by albie
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To: kingattax

Kilgore: Smell that? You smell that?

Lance: What?

Kilgore: Bacon, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that.

[kneels]

Kilgore: I love the smell of bacon in the morning. You know, one time we cooked bacon, for 12 hours. The smell, you know that bacon smell, the whole hill. Smelled like

[sniffing, pondering]

Kilgore: breakfast.


21 posted on 05/27/2014 3:17:53 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: rovenstinez

I love posole!


22 posted on 05/27/2014 3:24:49 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: BulletBobCo
lol...very good


23 posted on 05/27/2014 3:26:47 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: rovenstinez

Ever see that movie Ravenous?

If not, it should be on your list. It’s on Netflix.


24 posted on 05/27/2014 3:29:44 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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Huh? What about bacon?


25 posted on 05/27/2014 3:40:32 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%i)
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To: dsrtsage

I hear no one is separated by more than six degrees from bacon. I hope that’s true; universal access to breakfast meat has to be a good thing.


26 posted on 05/27/2014 3:46:40 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

We “infidels” love bacon.

Muzzies HATE bacon and hurl protests & threats at restaurants for merely eminating the smell of bacon cooking.

That plus 9-11 what else do you need to know about the “ROP”?


27 posted on 05/27/2014 3:49:17 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970

If waterboarding is baptism for muslims, then bacon must be the bread of communion. Don’t ask me what the wine is though.


28 posted on 05/27/2014 4:39:30 PM PDT by EvilCapitalist (It's better to die free than live as a slave)
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To: kingattax

Fried bacon.

29 posted on 05/27/2014 5:04:04 PM PDT by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: JaguarXKE

“If we had some bacon we could have bacon and eggs...if we had some eggs.”


30 posted on 05/27/2014 5:06:09 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: dsrtsage

His nose flaring out from underneath that Magneto helmet? HILARIOUS!!


31 posted on 05/27/2014 5:21:53 PM PDT by clbiel (Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being decapitated)
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To: kingattax
The Holiday Inn I was chief engineer at had a Timko's [NW OH regional favorite] buffet. The breakfast buffet had bacon. Unfettered access... And when I came to the front of the house I could smell it when Cookie was baking sheet pans of the stuff, she knew I'd be by.

And 3:30 the dinner buffet was set up, this meant a strafing run for a few freshly-baked chicken legs, yum!

Lastly, take a few slices cooked bacon, nuke 'em super-crispy, wrap 'em in plastic wrap, run 'em over with a rolling pin and mix the fine crumbles with mayo! Homemade baconnaise! Great on everything.

32 posted on 05/27/2014 5:41:44 PM PDT by W. (Obama's "presidency" has been nothing but a form of welfare for his family, friends and supporters.)
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To: kingattax

Bacon smells good because Muslims don’t eat it...we need to make a ‘bacon smell’ bomb. When we drop it, Muslim will run because they think someone is cooking bacon...


33 posted on 05/27/2014 6:24:05 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Libloather

Chicken fried bacon with bacon gravy over bacon infused mashed potatoes.


34 posted on 05/27/2014 6:27:51 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: kingattax

Because bacon is a gift from God.


35 posted on 05/27/2014 6:49:30 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: kingattax

Why does bacon smell good? because it’s made from bacon? Come on! Do I have to do all the thinking around here?


36 posted on 05/27/2014 7:17:43 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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