Watching the Oscars, James Franco just instructed us to Google six degrees of Kevin Bacon – and so since we were all sitting with our laptops, we obliged. It turns out Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is an actual thing – a way to test the small world phenomenon by calculating how many degrees of separation it takes for any individual actor to connect his or her film roles to actor Kevin Bacon. Ah, the internet.
And so during the commercial break, our conversation turned naturally to bacon. What to do wit it. How much we love it. How best to cook it. And so here’s a Top Six of bacon recipes and cooking techniques the world should know. (Information as important as how many degrees of separation one might be from Kevin.)
Our Bacon Top Six
#1 Cheese stuffed dates wrapped in bacon (like candy! people go mad for these).
#2 Bacon Popcorn. Enough said.
#3 Bacon Smashed Potatoes. (If you’re going to smash them, you might as well with bacon!)
#4 Bacon & Egg Spinach Salad – get your greens in there, too.
#5 Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate – because everyone loves Brussels sprouts!
#6 Bacon Cheddar Biscuits. (Bacon! Cheddar! Biscuits!)