Bacon is my favorite food.

For years, and about two days now I have been toiled with the question, "What, sir, is you're favorite food?"

Today I now know that it is bacon. Bacon has always been there for me. It will NEVER leave me. It is my anti-drug.

Bacon is a cut of meat taken from the sides, belly, or back of a pig that has been cured, smoked, or both. Bacon may be eaten fried, baked, or grilled, or used as a minor major ingredient to flavor dishes. Or to flavor Coca-Cola*. The word is derived from the Old High German bacho, meaning "back", "ham", or "bacon". The USDA defines bacon as "the cured belly of a swine carcass"; other cuts and characteristics must be separately qualified (e.g., "smoked pork loin bacon").

In continental Europe, bacon is used primarily in cubes (lardons) as a cooking ingredient, valued both as a source of fat and for its flavour. In Italy, bacon is called pancetta and usually cooked in small cubes or served uncooked and thinly sliced as part of an antipasto. Bacon is also used for barding and larding roasts, especially game birds. Many people prefer to have bacon smoked using various types of woods or turf. This process can take up to ten hours depending on the intensity of the flavour desired.

Bacon is our lord and savior. Peace be with you.

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