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Bacon – Nature’s Evil Genius

I wasn’t shocked to find out that  there were reasons why bacon smells so good, like smoky greasy sirens luring unsuspecting people to their doom.

Science has now confirmed bacon smells so good because as it starts to cook 150 organic compounds release them on the noses of the world.

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The fancy name for it is the Maillard Reaction which happens when foods cook. It’s why bread baking smells so divine, or cinnamon rolls, coffee, apple pie, cookies, steak, cake, ok, now I’m just making myself hungry.

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What is it really? Sugar reacting with amino acids when the fat begins to melt. Hydrocarbons and Aldehydes weaving a magical olfactory ballet that makes even some vegetarians drool. Or is it the Pyridines and Pyrazines that make us forget how much we were rooting for Wilbur or Babe not to become bacon? There are 150 reasons and it’s hard to find even one reason to say no, well, besides the it’s not good for you, not eating animals, the treatment of animals, religious reasons, actually, there are a lot of reasons as it turns out. 1bacon6

Either way, the pork industry has little trouble selling their products especially when they have all the cooking shows promoting it and joining forces with Bacon – Nature’s Evil Genius sizzling away, making our noses smile.

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While I love the smell of bacon, I could take or leave the actual taste. Of course, being Canadian I should like Canadian bacon better or as the rest of the world calls it, ham. Now cinnamon rolls are another story altogether. I can smell them right now, in my mind.

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Is there a food you can’t resist, especially the smell of it cooking?

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29 thoughts on “Bacon – Nature’s Evil Genius

      1. The Great Escape, as in the movie or is it a TV show? I only watched a few episodes of NCIS when it started, but I forget to keep watching it. lol

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  1. Bacon – Nature’s Evil Genius
    Bacon is a real good food, with a real good smell when cooking. I know it’s hard not to
    eat animals, but I love my bacon, meat and chicken….so I’m never gonna be a vegetarian.

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  2. So sorry Babe and Wilbur… “You had me at bacon” was right — I had to check it out when I stumbled across the word bacon!…
    Maybe if I got a pet pig I could become a vegetarian. But then, I’d probably name the pit Bacon.
    Hugs!

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