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International Bacon Day!

Today is International Bacon Day or Bacon Day.  This day is observed annually on the last Saturday of the month of August.

I don’t know about you but there is nothing in this world that doesn’t taste good with Bacon.  I had tried bacon in different foods besides breakfast.  A store in New York now sells Chocolate Bacon, yes you heard it and I actually made some myself and it was out of this world.  It sounds crazy when you hear bacon and chocolate, but there is something about the chemistry of sweet and salty and I am sure you will fall in love with it, just remember to use thick-cut bacon if you want to try it.

Bacon is a type of salt-cured pork.  Bacon is usually prepared from several different cuts of meat, typically from the belly of the pork or from back cuts, which has less fat than the belly.  The word Bacon is derived from the Old High German “Bacho”, meaning “buttock”, “ham” or “side of bacon”, and is cognate with the Old French bacon.

The United States and Canada have seen an increase in the popularity of bacon and bacon-related recipes.  The new diet fad alone sweeping the world called Keto makes Bacon popular because when you talk about dieting you are limited to some kind of food, but on Keto Diet, eat your Bacon away, that is why I on it too.

Bacon states that bacon has a very valuable amount of protein that is “valuable to maintaining our energy levels and a fully functioning, healthy body”.  Everything Tastes Better with Bacon, a book by Sara Perry, is a cookbook that compliments bacon’s many uses in cooking.

So, today, celebrate Bacon Day by of course consuming Bacon or dishes that contain bacon.  Be adventurous, try something that it is out of your realm, and eat Ice Cream with Bacon, or Chocolate-covered Bacon.  Share on social media some photos of your favorite bacon dish using #InternationalBaconDay.

1997 Princess Diana dies in a car crash

Shortly after midnight on August 31, 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales—affectionately known as “the People’s Princess”—dies in a car crash in Paris. She was 36. Her boyfriend, the Egyptian-born socialite Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the car, Henri Paul, died as well.

Princess Diana was one of the most popular public figures in the world. Her death was met with a massive outpouring of grief. Mourners began visiting Kensington Palace immediately, leaving bouquets at the home where the princess, also known as Lady Di, would never return. Piles of flowers reached some 30 feet from the palace’s gate.

Diana and Dodi—who had been vacationing in the French Riviera—arrived in Paris earlier the previous day. They left the Ritz Paris just after midnight, intending to go to Dodi’s apartment on the Rue Arsène Houssaye. As soon as they departed the hotel, a swarm of paparazzi on motorcycles began aggressively tailing their car. About three minutes later, the driver lost control and crashed into a pillar at the entrance of the Pont de l’Alma tunnel.

(excerpted from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/princess-diana-dies-in-car-crash-paris)