Topic of the Moment: Buttered Bacon?
Having asked around the agency, one topic seems to be a clear candidate for hot topic of the day at present, at least in terms of polarising the team: “Should bacon sarnies should be buttered?”
Very much a Friday question for a PR agency, obviously, but one which astounded me given the vigour that different members of the team argued their case. There are apparently two quite distinct camps, represented by Kath and Abbie respectively, the former (like me) insisting on crispy bacon and dry bread, the latter on soggy bacon and buttered bread.
Clearly the latter is wrong in every way but I guess I’ll have to let it go…
Soggy bacon – sacrilege. Am literally shaking my head in despair.
Oh God, that’s made me feel really quite sad.
Dry bread? Crispy Bacon? No Butter? Wrong, wrong, wrong. This most English of institutions requires buttered, slightly stale bread and moist, smoked, streaky bacon. Girls are allowed red sauce but boys are serious risk of ridicule if they have anything other than brown sauce. And lots of pepper. This should be accompanied by a mug (not cup) of tea (not coffee).
I am astonished that any contrary suggestions have been raised. I did hear one particularly offensive suggestion of a bagel as the delivery method and whilst I would normally be forced to strike down such an abhorrent offender, I consoled myself that the offender’s cultural origins include a breakfast staple of oats combined with a lamb’s heart and lungs – and therefore all culinary opinions are rendered null and void.
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dubious culinary taste – must be a Northampton thing…
Sesame toasted bagel.
You’ll note that in my bacon bagel utopia, there is no sauce, no soggy bread and no rubbish.
All that is left is a match made in tastebud heaven!
I may not be British but do enjoy a bacon sarnie on a Sunday morning. Thick sliced tiger bread, butter one side, HP sauce the other, but most of all, locally sourced IPA-cured thick cut bacon.
Yep, you read that right. Beer-cured bacon. It truly can’t get any better than that.
Also very partial to a herb cream cheese sesame toasted bagel and a Tim Hortons’ French Vanilla Cappuccino, but then I suppose that’s the Canadian in me coming out.