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We Already Knew This But…Here’s Why People Like Bacon So Much, According to Experts

Few meats, let alone foods, inspire as much fervor and excitement as bacon. But that begs the question: “Why do people like bacon so much?” No matter your personal thoughts on the matter, there’s no denying that Americans’ love of bacon is real, if not all-consuming. I mean, can you even name another food item that has a big enough fan base to justify festivals across the country, or even a whole summer camp? Probably not. And that’s why I figured the best place to find the reason why people like bacon so much was the source: Camp Bacon, a weeklong celebration of all things porky, in and around Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The flagship event of Camp Bacon is the Main Event, hosted on Zingerman’s Cornman Farms. It’s a full day of bacon tasting, bacon demonstrations (including a live butchery lesson), and lectures from bacon experts. We’re talking bacon makers and pig farmers, butchers and chefs, food writers and journalists, even a market-research expert.

Read more over at the full article from Southern Living: Why Do People Like Bacon So Much?

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