Mention bacon and I will start salivating. Bacon is the stuff that dreams are made of – an aroma and flavor that tempts even the most dedicated vegetarian.
I should know, I was once a dedicated vegetarian. I will agree with anyone that says bacon is good with almost anything – except Jack. Jack-in-the-Box came out with a bacon shake that Ethan and I had to try.
Try it we did and at first sip I found my mouth filled with scorched vanilla. There wasn’t much bacon (if any) but they had added a glug of artificial smoke flavoring to a vanilla shake. Imagine drinking a vanilla shake as you were leaving a burning building. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. However…candied bacon in cookies and breads, crisp bacon in side dishes, bacon on the plate? I heart it all.