If there were ever an illustration of what a wonderfully diverse and picky people we are, it was a couple of weeks ago when I tweeted innocuously ‘how do you like your bacon sandwich?’ I expected a sarky ‘with bacon in it’ response, the odd maple-cure bacon, organic mustard, sourdough bread preference and a whole heap of nothing, but the answers came flooding in.
There were only a few criteria offered:
Smoked or unsmoked bacon?
Back or streaky?
Red sauce or brown?
Toasted or untoasted?
There was little hesitation or compromise – each and every person had a very strong idea of how they wanted the porky loaf. We might not know our sumac from our za’atar, but we sure as hobnobs know how we like our bacon sandwiches.
The winning combination was the simplest – smoked back bacon with ketchup on untoasted bread; rather like the one above, but with a damn sight more bacon I hope.
How do you like yours?