I’m about to make a confession of which I am not proud: I love TV. I don’t think I loved TV before TiVo and DVRs, but now, like Depeche Mode, I just can’t get enough. And with the Discovery Channel, Food Network, Comedy Central, Travel Channel, Independent Film Channel, Gilmore Girl re-runs and the NBC Thursday night line-up…well, I get a little light-headed just thinking about it. So I’m a foodaholic who loves TV and bacon. I’m sure some of you are drawing your own conclusions about me even now.
Oh well. This week I saw a couple of prominent bacon features during my favorite shows. First, Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods fame was in Paris and his friend made him Bacon & Eggs ice cream. That sounds gross to me because I don’t want my ice cream to taste like eggs, but the point seemed to be that he started with a custard base instead of just cream and sugar. To make it extra special, he sprinkled uncooked bacon with brown sugar and cooked it in the oven for a nice, candied finish. Once the ice cream was mixed and frozen to a soft-serve consistency, he diced and added the bacon. His friend’s 3-year old thought it was awesome, and that’s all the recommendation I need.
Next, Sarah Silverman, my favorite Queen of the Random and Offensive, noted that “bacon spelled backward is no cab.” This was a totally random comment to her dog, Doug, but for reasons known only to myself, I had already noticed the backward spelling of bacon. And it weirded me out a little that she thought to mention it.
For the record, I like to read, too. Alot. I swear! But unless you’re reading a cookbook, where are you going to run into bacon entertainment like this? Maybe that’s my new project…finding the best literary references to bacon. And there are about a million of you bacon fans out there, so help me out, peeps!
Mission: Literary Bacon. Go!