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Has The Love Of Bacon Gone Too Far?

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IT'S NOT BACON'S FAULT. JUST AS YOU CAN'T blame The Big Lebowski for its Dude-quoting, White Russian-drinking devotees, so you can't hold a humble slice of pork belly responsible for the fatuous cult that's sprung up around it.

Not too long ago bacon was just bacon, the Great American Breakfast Meat--a fatty, crispy, salty/smoky/spicy piece of perfection. It was a culinary simpleton, and that was the appeal.

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