Bacon Club Recruits David Chang, Danny Meyer As Bacon Guides

Remember: Only you can prevent gout.Image courtesy the Grateful Palate

Weve been loyal members of the Bacon of the Month Club, on and off, for almost its entire ten-year history. When it started, the Grateful Palate, which operates the club, barely had a catalog. But now, thanks to the Great Bacon Bandwagon of 2007, not only does the club produce A Field Guide to Bacon, it has even recruited David Chang as a pork ranger and Danny Meyer as a bacon ranger to add their celebrity mugs to its already florid copy. (A typical quote: Sweet, salty, lovely, delicate powerful like an iron fist in a velvet glove, the kind of bacon to write odes and sonnets about. Silk, silk, silk)

Every bacon slice in the book is accompanied with its place of origin highlighted on a map, space for tasting notes, and some kind of extra blurb. Meyers tend toward the enthusiastic (This one deserves a steak knife. Id love it with peanut butter and celery), while Changs, befitting his role as pork god of American gastronomy, has a more magisterial note (A favorite. Country ham meets bacon meaty, salty, and smoky). Its celebrity blurbs aside, the field guide will most certainly be a treasured piece of food porn for anyone with a weakness for the king of breakfast meats.

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