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This Just In: Bacon Smells Delicious. Here's The Science Of Why. (Also, Recipes)

You don't need a bacon-scented mustache to love the smell of bacon frying in the pan.

Bacon Mustache

Bacon Mustache

Your love can't be wrong, bacon lover, when it smells so right. And the truth is, you've got science on your side.

Yes, the smart eggs at Compound Interest were good enough to explain why our nostrils just can't turn away. It's all about how the, uh, -- well, let's let them explain.

Why Does Bacon Smell So Good?

Aroma Chemistry The Aroma of Bacon

Aroma Chemistry The Aroma of Bacon

OK, enough science. Now bacon! Lots and lots of bacon!

How to Make Homemade Bacon

I understand, after a science lesson, you need bacon. Are you a DIYer? This could be for you.

Bacon Explosion

Or maybe you're the enemy of subtlety. Boom.

Dark chocolate Bacon Cupcakes

Possibly you would prefer your bacon for dessert.

Bacon All Day

Just a few of our favorite bacon recipes, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.

Bacon and Date Appetizer

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tarts

Candied Bacon

Bacon Ranch Chicken Skewers

Chef John's Bacon Jam

Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Wraps

Bacon Cheese Puffs

French Egg and Bacon Sandwich

Bacon Pancakes with Maple-Peanut Butter Sauce

Herb, Garlic, and Bacon Pork Loin

Barbeque Bacon Chicken Bake

Bacon and Potato Soup

Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Chocolate-Covered Bacon Strips


Even More Bacon!

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