Bacon: The Gateway Meat

February 1, 2011

Last week I wrote a blog post for NPR’s Shots that went viral. The post, entitled Why Bacon Is The Gateway To Meat For Vegetarians, was based on my accumulated observations over many years that bacon makes turncoats out of vegetarians. Now, many people have asked me if I am or was ever a vegetarian, and the answer is yes, I was, for roughly 13 years. Bacon didn’t lure me back to meat eating (it was tacos al pastor in Mexico), but I admit I sneaked the occasional slice off grease-soaked paper towels when no one was looking.