The Quantum Pontiff

Makin’ Bacon

Come on, you know you want to watch it, “How It’s Made: Bacon”:

That’s some awesome background music, I must say. Good to know they check for pieces of metal which might have fallen onto the pork bellies.


  1. #1 Matty Smith
    April 10, 2008

    As a pork-farmers’ son turned vegetarian, I have to say: That’s a pretty evasive description of how bacon is “made”. I made bacon myself as a kid and teenager, it involves a lot more squealing and biting and bleeding and shaving than this has dared to show. A bit ridiculous.

  2. #2 Dave Bacon
    April 10, 2008

    Reminds me of my plans to create screaming edible corn.

  3. #3 Sili
    April 10, 2008

    I find the lack of pig-killing disappointing too. People really should see that first hand.

  4. #4 ...tom...
    April 10, 2008

    Re: Matty’s thought: I suppose it just depends on where you begin to document the process. As you suggest, they seem to skip the more . . .’animated’ parts of the process.

    I want to see the explanation of how they get it packed in overlaying strips, each an eighth of an inch over from the previous strip.

    Only in America . . ..


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