Originally Posted by ZONA
I've never really understood the appeal of bacon. I mean, it's a tiny 1/4 inch wide strip of meat and the rest is complete fat. You might as well just cover that turkey with a nice half inch layer of lard and sprinkle some bacon bits on top, it's the same thing, lol.
I'm going to agree that it is a bit overrated, but it is pretty awesome. It has a ton of flavor - good flavor - and a seemingly endless amount of applications. Just yesterday we were in a donut shop near our place they were sold out of the donuts with bacon. It is pork, so it's cheap and easy to find, has a lot of flavor and can impart moisture, aromatics and delciousness to any number of food products.