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Why Bacon Is A Gateway To Meat For Vegetarians
NPR ^ | January 28, 2011 | Eliza Barclay

Posted on 01/29/2011 6:10:00 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh

Recently, an old friend who's been a vegetarian for more than 15 years shocked us with a story: Last weekend, she ate bacon. Several strips. Straight out of the frying pan where her boyfriend was cooking it.

This wasn't the first time she'd encountered it sizzling there, in all its glistening glory. But for some reason, this time it overpowered her. She was guilty yet gleeful when she told us that she'd allowed bacon back into her life.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bacon; vegetarians
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Because bacon is one- to two-thirds fat and also has lots of protein, it speaks to our evolutionary quest for calories,

Mmmmmmmmm ... Bacon!

1 posted on 01/29/2011 6:10:02 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon BACON!!


2 posted on 01/29/2011 6:13:03 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

What does she feed her cat? All vegetarians have cats. Cat need almost 100% meat diets.


3 posted on 01/29/2011 6:13:52 AM PST by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: tet68

Bacon wrapped bacon with a side of bacon... Yum!


4 posted on 01/29/2011 6:15:22 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Malone LaVeigh
yummers.....a Saturday morning bacon thread....

:)

5 posted on 01/29/2011 6:15:44 AM PST by ZinGirl
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To: Malone LaVeigh

If bacon is the crack cocaine of the meat groups, Canadian bacon is the crystal meth.


6 posted on 01/29/2011 6:16:04 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ZinGirl

hubby just said, “yep...bacon is the crack of meat”


7 posted on 01/29/2011 6:16:55 AM PST by ZinGirl
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Nature’s candy.


8 posted on 01/29/2011 6:17:17 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

how do we feel about turkey bacon?


9 posted on 01/29/2011 6:17:43 AM PST by beebuster2000
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To: Joe 6-pack

Even though it supposedly has a higher pedigree, I see Canadian bacon as spam with a superiority complex.


10 posted on 01/29/2011 6:18:52 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
My husband went boar hunting in Texas and came back with four. He said that the boar population is getting out of control and they are moving north. They apparently are aggressive and have killed animals; like dogs. I think we should popular the whole US with hogs and we will get rid of our terrorist problem.
11 posted on 01/29/2011 6:19:52 AM PST by Linda Frances
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To: beebuster2000

Disgusting...an extruded meat product without the texture or heady succulence of cured pork belly.


12 posted on 01/29/2011 6:20:00 AM PST by oblomov
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To: Malone LaVeigh
Bacon - the candy of meats.

For those with service members deployed overseas, may I suggest:

Tactical Bacon

13 posted on 01/29/2011 6:20:18 AM PST by shoptalk (Defend principles, not personalities. Personalities will always break your heart.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
She was guilty yet gleeful when she told us that she'd allowed bacon back into her life.

You've taken your first step into a much larger universe.


14 posted on 01/29/2011 6:20:57 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

TTIUWP!!!!


15 posted on 01/29/2011 6:21:02 AM PST by Hoosier Catholic Momma (Arkansas resident of Hoosier upbringing--Yankee with a southern twang)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Personally I prefer " xtra thick sliced".
16 posted on 01/29/2011 6:21:15 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Malone LaVeigh
No bacon thread is complete without this...
:)


17 posted on 01/29/2011 6:22:08 AM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: johnandrhonda

RE: All vegetarians have cats. Cat need almost 100% meat diets.

That is a great point. Never thought of that. My sister-in-law is a veggie and they have four cats. Thanks for the material to needle her ;’)


18 posted on 01/29/2011 6:22:51 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("[T]here is nothing so aggravating [in life] as being condescended to by an idiot" ~ Ann Coulter)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

19 posted on 01/29/2011 6:23:29 AM PST by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Must. Cook. Bacon. Now.


20 posted on 01/29/2011 6:24:25 AM PST by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

More like 90 percent fat.


21 posted on 01/29/2011 6:24:28 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: tet68
Bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon BACON!!

I'd get it myself but I don't have thumbs!

22 posted on 01/29/2011 6:24:35 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Mrs. Slim had been a veggie for 12 years when I met her.

Bacon is exactly the means I used to fix that.


23 posted on 01/29/2011 6:25:00 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Jubtabulously We Thrive!)
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To: Drango

LOL!


24 posted on 01/29/2011 6:25:09 AM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: traderrob6

Mmmmmm...bacon and fried eggs!


25 posted on 01/29/2011 6:25:41 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Linda Frances

wild boar bacon is pretty weak. no fat content.


26 posted on 01/29/2011 6:26:22 AM PST by beebuster2000
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To: Mind-numbed Robot
"I see Canadian bacon as spam with a superiority complex."

And your problem with spam is....?

I LOVES my spam...especially...


27 posted on 01/29/2011 6:28:07 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Get a big cookie sheet and a raised cooling rack. Bake the bacon at 350 until crisp. Smells like heaven on earth.

For those inclined. Papa Murphy’s latest addition to the man pizza lineup, a little gem called “Bacon, Bacon, Bacon.”


28 posted on 01/29/2011 6:29:54 AM PST by IamConservative (Liberlism - the surety of knowing that which cannot be proven by fact.)
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To: Linda Frances

Eric Ripert has a wild boar meat recipe I am dying to try. It’s eaten with pasta.

And I like your idea of letting the hogs run free!!!


29 posted on 01/29/2011 6:30:14 AM PST by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: decimon; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

Yup, no doubt about it — bacon is the weapon of biomass destruction when it comes to dealing with vegetarians. Thanks Malone LaVeigh. Quinoa, whole grain pasta, beans, my ass.


30 posted on 01/29/2011 6:32:42 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Bacon! They even wrap lobster with it.


31 posted on 01/29/2011 6:32:47 AM PST by rsobin
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To: IamConservative

I wish I’d known that yesterday when I picked up a couple of pizzas for dinner! LOL Bacon is about the only meat my 6 y.o. daughter will eat.

BTW, that is how I cooked some bacon the other day, and there wasn’t a piece left...you would have thought I had put a giant plate of cookies on the table the way my kids gobbled it up! :)


32 posted on 01/29/2011 6:33:58 AM PST by Hoosier Catholic Momma (Arkansas resident of Hoosier upbringing--Yankee with a southern twang)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
http://www.baconsalt.com/
33 posted on 01/29/2011 6:34:20 AM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: Joe 6-pack


34 posted on 01/29/2011 6:35:10 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Joe 6-pack
LOL! How true.

Me want!

35 posted on 01/29/2011 6:36:05 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

This is exactly what happened to my son’s friend who was raised a vegetarian. At age 21 he ate some bacon and he kissed his vegetarian ways good-bye, lol!


36 posted on 01/29/2011 6:36:50 AM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: rsobin

Bacon makes wild game tastier.
Use venison or dove or duck pieces, cut a slit into the meat, insert a piece of jalapeno and wrap in bacon secured with a toothpick. Cook on the grill until the bacon is done. Eat the snack and use the toothpick to clean up.

Breakfast of champions.


37 posted on 01/29/2011 6:37:01 AM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Dutch Boy


38 posted on 01/29/2011 6:37:11 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Drango


39 posted on 01/29/2011 6:37:54 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Brett66

I’m Ben Kenobi and I approve of this message. :)


40 posted on 01/29/2011 6:38:57 AM PST by BenKenobi (one of the worst mistakes anybody can make is to bet against Americans.")
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To: johnandrhonda

Ha! Most vegetarians certainly do have cats!


41 posted on 01/29/2011 6:39:09 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Joe 6-pack

My favorite meal is a from-scratch, homemade pasta carbonara. Pan-fried pancetta (Italian bacon), al dente spaghetti, sauteed onions mixed with beaten eggs, salt, pepper and grated Parmesan. It’s bacon and eggs cleverly disguised as dinner, with a side of fresh buttery garlic bread.


42 posted on 01/29/2011 6:39:46 AM PST by wideawake
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To: JoeProBono
Or for us real old timers...
43 posted on 01/29/2011 6:41:18 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: SunkenCiv
Quinoa, whole grain pasta, beans, my ass.

Is that where the resistant carbs went? ;-)

44 posted on 01/29/2011 6:43:01 AM PST by decimon
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Funny bacon bit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaK9bjLy3v4


45 posted on 01/29/2011 6:43:33 AM PST by OCC
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Bacon is so powerful it makes me read something put out by NPR.


46 posted on 01/29/2011 6:44:56 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Drango

He looks like Herman Munster in that pic.


47 posted on 01/29/2011 6:45:04 AM PST by decimon
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To: decimon
Photobucket
48 posted on 01/29/2011 6:46:58 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 739 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

But for some reason, this time it overpowered her.

For some reason, bacon always overpowers me.


49 posted on 01/29/2011 6:47:06 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
weedeaters should file down their canine teeth and commit to becoming the ruminants they are...
50 posted on 01/29/2011 6:48:23 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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