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dunchymofo: biscuits and fake bacon, y’all


I’m not one of those mealists—you know, people who believe certain foods are only allowed at certain meals, at certain times of the day. I will eat garlic at 8 am, or pancakes long after the sun goes down. I’m just liberated that way, I guess.

So this sandwich right here was the perfect 3 pm “We ate breakfast late and we’ll probably skip dinner” meal. Dunch, I suppose. (By the way, someone please open a place called Brunch & Dunch and rope off a corner booth that can act as my office so I can eat there all the time?) It’s a biscuit from Sweetpea, Upton’s Naturals bacon seitan, avocado, and onion. And it was so huge I couldn’t eat it without making an enormous, delicious mess.

I’ve been thinking about vegan bacon lately. I’m hoping this country’s bacon obsession has pretty much run its course and will join the ranks of zombies and ironic cheap beer in the land of done-to-death trends, because I’m so over having to smell it when I’m at omni joints. The funny thing is, I know we have all sorts of vegan bacon-alikes—the Phoney Baloney bacony coconut shreds, Upton’s, and the gazillion homemade tempeh, eggplant, and tofu varieties—but I don’t know that they taste or smell like bacon. It’s been almost 30 years since I’ve eaten bacon, and I’m grossed out by the smell of pork bacon, so why do I love the smoky, rich taste and smell of vegan bacon? I don’t have an answer; like I said, I’ve just been thinking about it lately. It’s pretty weird.


2 thoughts on “dunchymofo: biscuits and fake bacon, y’all

  1. Dunch is my new favourite word!

    The smell of bacon never used to gross me out. But recently for work I had to walk around an exhibition hall for 8 days, and I swear that the bacon butty truck must have been camped permanently outside my hall, because all I could smell for 8 days was bacon. It really started to make me feel gross after a while.

    • It really hit me when I was driving past this porkcentric place called Lardo, in Portland. The smell was so overpowering, and I realized that’s what bacon really smells like. That’s what people love. And I hate is so much! But I will eat an obscene amount of vegan bacon and love the smoky, peppery, maple-y smell of it and think of it as a “bacon” smell.

      For the record, as a kid I loved pork bacon.

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