Damn the person who decided it would be a good idea to cut bacon thicker than what you normally would!
Seriously, where have I been all these years, eating thin sliced bacon?! Why didn't someone tell me about thick sliced bacon?
And then, this evening, my friend, Dr Lala, shows up from France and brings me bacon that has been cut into small pieces suitable for frying up one serving at a time. This way, I don't have to buy a whole slab of bacon and cut it up. I can just pull out one of these little packets, open it up, toss it in a pan, fry it up, and voile, bacon bits! How divine!
My mother says, when you go to fancy restaurants, instead of bringing out a plate of crusty bread and EVOO she wishes they would bring out the bread and a plate of bacon drippings. Having recently dipped a lovely sourdough from Best Buns into bacon drippings, I can tell you, she's on to something. (P.S. Happy Birthday, Mom!)
I tried to find a picture of bacon that was more than just slabs of meat on a plate. In the midst of my Google search, I found this: I Heart Bacon. An entire blog dedicated to BACON!
Pork fat rules.
Photo copyright: I Heart Bacon.