Ode to Bacon and How I Love thee

Posted on June 15th, 2010 in Stories

The other day, my buddy Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella was talking about one of the greatest things in the world: bacon.  She said if she was me, she’d write an ode to bacon.  She’s clearly much classier than me, so she didn’t.

But she got me thinking about bacon, and how much I love bacon.  And then when my buddy Jessica mentioned bacon, I knew I had to compose an ode to it.

So I did.

It’s their fault.


Ode to Bacon (And How I Love Thee)

Ode to bacon and how I love thee,

For without you and your salty goodness,

Your meaty charms,

I’d be quite hungry.

Oh bacon,

how wonderful you make the world.

You’re the one food that improves everything it touches,

Other than cheese or peanut butter of course.

Just one slice of you,

Or maybe two or three,

And a mediocre sandwich becomes divine,

A dull salad turns tasty.


And luckily for me,

Bacon can be eaten anytime of day,

In anyway, with any dish,

It’s a versatile crunchy meat,

A delicious treat.


There’s eggs and bacon,

With pancakes and hash browns,

Or waffles and omelets,

Or grits and fruit, for those watching their figure.

Bacon is very diet friendly, you know.

It’s true.

Would I ever lie to you?


Then there’s bacon for lunch,

On a club or turkey sandwich,

A pizza or panini,

In pasta or in a salad,

It’s particuarly good with cheese.


Or on a burger, but that’s another ode,

For another day.


Now bacon for dinner,

Is quite a spectacular thing.

There’s bacon wrapped chicken and steak,

Bacon burgers and bacon wrapped hunks o’ beast,

bacon wrapped fish, bacon pizza, pasta, pie and more–

Why, any dinner at all could be better with bacon it seems,

Try it, and I promise you’ll see what I mean.


Even picky eaters,

Will happily eat veggies,

With a few slices of bacon,

that make it extra tasty.

Crunchy and crisp,

Soft and chewy,

Hot and salty,

Warm and greasy.

No matter which way you cook it,

Or how you eat it,

On it’s own or with eggs and toast,

On a sandwich or burger,

Crumbled into pasta or pizza,

Or veggies that could use a little omph,

Bacon, oh dear bacon,

you’re always the most.


Ode to bacon,

And how I love thee.

For without you my life simply wouldn’t be,

As wonderfully tasty.

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54 Responses to “Ode to Bacon and How I Love thee”

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet Says:

    Oh yes! I could sing an ode to bacon everyday! Thanks for the shout. :)

  2. Trudy Says:

    I love the ode…almost as much as I love bacon itself, LOL! You forgot bacon wrapped scallops, they’re terrific!

    All of those pictures have left my mouth watering…thankfully it’s time for breakfast and I have bacon in the fridge!

  3. Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner Says:

    Can I get an amen??? We should compose some music and sing it from the rooftops! I LOVE BACON!!!!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What’s For Dinner

  4. 5 Star Foodie Says:

    So many yummy treats made even better with bacon, bacon is awesome!

  5. Debbi Does Dinner Healthy Says:

    Yes, bacon makes EVERYTHING better!

  6. Maureen Says:

    OMG…I am so drooling right now! I have missed maple-glazed bacon so much but can’t find it here but I’ll take any bacon any day :D

  7. emmap Says:

    i love bacon… mmmmm.. hungry now.

  8. Kristina P. Says:

    You forgot the chocolate covered bacon!

  9. debbie Says:

    You know, to be a vegetarian, I sure do cook a lot of bacon! My kids love it.

  10. Scraps Says:

    Mmmmm…. bacon!

    I’ve gotten numerous people to eat artichoke hearts because a favorite appetizer for my parties is bacon-wrapped artichoke hearts–everything tasts better with bacon!

  11. buffalo dick Says:

    Canadian bacon, flavored bacon, European versions…I love them all! When in doubt, add bacon!

  12. Megan (Best of Fates) Says:

    I’m a bacon purist, so can’t go for all that fandangled bacon-wrapped items. But I know the true love that can exist between a woman and traditional bacon.

    It’s very deep.

  13. Barbara Says:

    I’m drooling over your bacon photos! I wish I could eat it more often…I love it!

  14. Cafe Fashionista Says:

    Despite the fact that I don’t like bacon; I can’t help but to adore this Ode! :)

  15. Julie Says:

    Oh yeah, I second that!

  16. Cheryl Says:

    I could not agree more! Just call me the Baconator!

  17. Salt Says:

    This ALMOST makes me want to eat a piece of bacon. Almost. :)

  18. Heavenly Housewife Says:

    What are your thoughts on bacon for desert? Its a really big foodie trend, things like salted caramel with bacon pieces, and even donuts!

  19. theUngourmet Says:

    My son goes gaa-gaa over bacon! We both second this ode!!

  20. Claudia k Says:

    AHH i loveee ur blog soo much
    I am a new follower
    care to follow me back?

  21. blueviolet Says:

    I know what you’re talking about. Bacon is the only meat I would miss if I went vegetarian!

  22. Lori Says:

    Have you tried Lindt Chocolate with bacon in it. Oh yeah!

  23. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella Says:

    hehe I LOVE it Duckie! I knew you’d do a plendid Ode to Bacon and you did! Bacon would be so thrilled! :D

  24. Rachel (S[d]OC) Says:

    Few foods are more deserving of love than bacon!

  25. Dancing Branflake Says:

    Best. Post. Ever.

    You are so awesome in my book.

  26. Marjie Says:

    Someone I knew a 477 years ago, in 8th grade, found me recently. She thanked me for teaching her that bacon doesn’t have to be burned. Strange.

  27. Faith Says:

    Bacon definitely deserves an ode of its own! :)

  28. The Urban Cowboy Says:

    I love me some bacon, especially in the AM!

  29. Teresa Says:

    Duckie, you’re just too cool for words. Ode to Bacon…only you could compose this. Love it.

  30. Reeni Says:

    Bacon does rule!

  31. Meg Says:

    Oh my gosh the bacon looks incredible!! Delish!!

  32. jenjen Says:

    Bacon IS a beautiful thing! My kids and the dog pretty much go crazy whenever I make it – lol.

    I hope you are having a great Summer so far Duckie. Love ya!


  33. Barb Says:

    I had no idea that both Ducks and Purple Pigs loved bacon this much! It is the first ode I’ve ever read about – BACON.

  34. Mary Says:

    Does the current poet laureate know there’s a new kid in town :-) . Love the post but then I love bacon and am not a disinterested party. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  35. Pietro Says:

    Very beautiful Ode to Bacon! I like so much fried eggs with bacon!!

  36. natalia Says:

    Ciao ! My kids discovered it and now always want an american brekfast ! Ciao !

  37. grace Says:

    i can’t believe there hadn’t been an ode to bacon yet! yes, it’s definitely worthy–lorraine made a good call, and you wrote an awesome ode. :)

  38. Scrappy Girl Says:

    Man I really really really want a bacon cheeseburger with lots of bacon and ooey gooey cheese…yum!

  39. Erin at The Healthy Apron Says:

    Ya know, for the longest time I would not even come close to bacon and now I LOVE it! (all things in moderation of course). But it really does make the perfect compliment to just about everything!! Thank you for this tribute lol

  40. The Pink Tutu Says:

    Loving the ode to bacon! Yum. I had turkey bacon recently and it was just not the same at all!

  41. betty manousos Says:

    Thanks God for the treat I’m going to receive!
    Never did!LOL!
    Lovely photos, and you just made me hungy!
    B xx

  42. Chef Dennis Says:

    what a wonderful ode to bacon!!! it is so good on so many things…..I have even started seeing it in cookies!

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  44. Cakelaw Says:

    LOL – I love these odes.

  45. Val Says:

    Mmm, Bacon!!!!

  46. Ramona Says:

    I’m with you, could eat it any time of the day.

  47. suzanne Says:

    I’ve recently started trying to eat less meat. Bacon, however, is such a hard one to give up. Oh bacon, how I miss you!

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  49. Julia Says:

    Love it! I am so craving bacon now after reading that. Great pics too :)

  50. marie Says:

    EVERYTHING tastes better with bacon, even chocolate. I know . . . I’m wierd. xxoo

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    I did a google search for “Ode to Bacon” and your’s was the 2nd choice. I hope you don’t mind but I’m going to link this to my personal live journal because bacon (like chocolate) makes everything better. :D

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