What is Bacon?

  • (noun): Back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried.
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Bacon is a cured meat prepared from a pig. It is first cured using large quantities of salt, either in a brine or in a dry packing; the result is fresh bacon (also known as green bacon). Fresh bacon may then be further dried for weeks or months in cold air, boiled, or smoked. Fresh and dried bacon is typically cooked before eating. Boiled bacon is ready to eat, as is some smoked bacon, but may be cooked further before eating.

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Study For A Self-Portrait—Triptych, 1985–86
... between 1985 and 1986 by the Irish born artist Francis Bacon ... Although widely considered a masterpiece and one of Bacon's most personal works, the triptych is at the same time one of his least experimental and most conventional paintings ... Bacon believed that the fatigue of old age and the complications of fame lead him to appreciate simplicity as a virtue of its own, a sentiment which he attempted ...
List Of Bacon Dishes
... The following is a list of bacon dishes ... The word bacon is derived from the Old High German bacho, meaning "buttock", "ham", or "side of bacon", and cognate with the Old French bacon ... Bacon is made from the sides, belly, or back of the pig and contains varying amounts of fat depending on the cut ...
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Bacon, Côte D'Ivoire
... Bacon is a town and commune in the department of Akoupé, in the Region of Agnéby in the south of Côte d'Ivoire ...
Chocolate-covered Bacon - Preparation and Variations
... Streaky bacon is used to make chocolate-covered bacon ... A variation is to dip the bacon in melted chocolate for a partial coating, leaving some of the bacon showing ... variation is to wrap a cube of chocolate in uncooked bacon, and to cook the bacon parcel in the oven as normal ...

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  • (noun): English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292).
    Synonyms: Roger Bacon

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    The traditional husband/father has always made choices concerning career, life-styles, values, and directions for the whole family, but he generally had another person on the team—called a wife. And his duties were always clear: Bring home the bacon and take out the garbage.
    Donna N. Douglass (20th century)

    Those who have handled sciences have either been men of experiment or men of dogmas. The men of experiment are like the ant; they only collect and use; the reasoners resemble spiders, who make cobwebs out of their own substance. But the bee takes the middle course; it gathers its material from the flowers of the garden and of the field, but transforms and digests it by a power of its own. Not unlike this is the true business of philosophy.
    —Francis Bacon (1561–1626)

    It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the counsels, and to leave the observations and conclusions thereupon to the liberty and faculty of every man’s judgement.
    —Francis Bacon (1561–1626)