4/4/17 – Bacon 2


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

We had a question about allspice during the LL, but that seemed boring, so I’m skipping over to another question, thus going to the tape:

Learned League precedent (LL72, MD24): In the United States, “bacon” is made from pork belly while “Canadian bacon” is made from the loin of the pig. In Great Britain, the belly bacon is known as “streaky” bacon, while cuts that include both belly and loin can be referred to as “back bacon” but most often appear on British breakfast menus as slices known as what?

British people call slices of bacon “rashers”. They do. Something I’ve picked up from watching British shows (mind you, their game shows, not their bake-offs). It’s been a while since we had our original Bacon installment, so let’s do a sequel. Enjoy!

1. Easy Bacon, a recent meat product that pan fries in less than 2 minutes, is the brainchild of a food company started by what TV personality, who is featured on all boxes of Easy Bacon?

2. Originating in Rhode Island, the dish made with clams on the halfshell and breadcrumbs is named what, after the type of facility it was created in?

Question 2

3. Name the brand that has been edited out of this photo.

Question 3

4. The chivito, a sandwich with churrasco beef, mozzarella, tomatoes, mayo, olives, and bacon, is a national dish in which South American country?

Question 4

5. What grim name is given to thick smoked bacon, coated with caramel and/or sugar?

Question 5

6. Besides the letter V, vegetarian bacon often goes by a portmanteau where what letter fills in the blank _acon? This food is made from tempeh or tofu, and not meat.


1. Steve Harvey
2. Clams casino
3. Black Label
4. Uruguay
5. Pig candy
6. Facon (as in Fake-on)

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