The Science of Bacon

My love for bacon is a favorite running joke among many of my friends, and sometimes it results in us stumbling upon some entertaining bacon facts. These two finds come from my astrophysicist cousin, Summer_Ash.

First up, a little science behind why bacon smells so good, from Compound Interest.


Second, the science of cooking the perfect strip of bacon with minimum shrinkage. Because there are few things as sad as a shriveled up piece of overcooked bacon. The science may not be the most sound, but my own experience has found the most success with the method of cooking the bacon slowly in the oven. And I agree that washing it in water doesn’t really accomplish much but put more time between me and deliciously cooked bacon.

And now you can wrap up your Monday a little bit smarter! Thanks, science!

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