April 2011

Six Degrees of Tasty Bacon

There's a lot you can do with a rasher
  1. BLT: The Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato sandwich is a classic summer treat from my childhood. Back then, we made them with fresh, locally grown tomatoes, from ours or a neighbor's garden, fresh lettuce (not iceberg), real mayonaise, and freshly toasted bread. My mom was a fan of Pepperidge Farm (or "fahm") white bread, freshly toasted. Lately, I've been enjoying them with freshly toasted whole wheat bread, and I'm told by a trusted authority that the very best BLT is made with fresh toasted sourdough. I notice that a Google search for perfect BLT results in a lot of hits, mostly on white bread. I'm intrigued by the addition of avocado, but really, isn't that just going to dilute the crunchy, chewy bacony goodness?