Bacon VS Sausage

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  1. the-boy-nurse

    the-boy-nurse

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    Little back story- My old boss at work introduced a communication book, hoping to improve communication between shifts. It never got used. Then one day in a staff meeting she strongly encouraged us to utilize it. So the wife (who works in the same place) posed this question to the nurses at large and I hereby bring it to you-

    If you had to pick one to give up forever, which would it be bacon or sausage, and why?

    This went over huge w/ the boss BTW.
     
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  2. cookinmt

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    You'll need to further clarify the definitions of bacon and sausage.  Are we talking just American "streaky" bacon?  Or the whole world of cured pig-strips, pancetta and jowl bacon and back?  By sausage, are we talking specific "breakfast sausage," or chorizo and brats, linguiça and bratwurst and salami?

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    Why am I so hungry all of a sudden?
     
  3. iplaywithfire

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    I'd give up sausage.  I can save up enough bacon to make sausage with later /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif    I'm a cheater, I know. 
     
  4. koukouvagia

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    I'd keep the sausage and give up bacon.  I just like it better.
     
  5. the-boy-nurse

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    CookinMT- you can't get off that easy. For the purposes of this discussion sausage means ALL sausage- breakfast, Italian, brat, hot-dog... Bacon means all bacon, American, Canadian, pancetta...

    And you can't make bacon into sausage, A) it's cheating and B) i don't think it's possible.

    I know this question is inane but it does serve a purpose. I am thinking of starting a religion that requires the forgoing of one of the above and need to choose the one that would have the least impact on market share. Either that or write a fad diet book.
     
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  6. shroomgirl

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    AAAAARGH......who thought up such a horrible query?  Life without lardons or without brats? 

    Nope, not worth living.
     
  7. chrose

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    As much as I adore bacon, it would have to go. There is a lot more variety and possibilities with sausage. And since "sausage" can be made with anything, a beef "sausage" with no seasoning and no casing is a hamburger, and I can live with that!

    (Besides in a worst case scenario there's always artificial bacon bits) /img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif(Guilty pleasure...)
     
  8. cookinmt

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    Ah.  Well after the further clarification, I'll have to agree with chrose. For all it's scrumptiousness, I'd sacrifice bacon. Too many delicious sausages in the world, from too many varied cultures, and made of too many tasty critters.  But really, forced into making that choice, I'd be thrust into an existential void and years later you'd find me stumbling drunk down a dark and rainy street, burning myself with cigarettes as I muttered about pancetta wrapped asparagus.  So hopefully it never comes to that.
     
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  9. petalsandcoco

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    To avoid walking down that road of tearful regret, I simply cannot live without Bacon Nor  sausage, they both serve a purpose to the culinary world. Candied bacon.....bacon and eggs......kielbasa and kraut......toulouse sausage.......life is too short.
     
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  10. the-boy-nurse

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    What are bacos made of anyway? Edible salty styrofoam?
     
  11. gypsy2727

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    BACON! ....all the way ......../img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif
     
  12. gypsy2727

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    BACON....all the way..../img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif

    the smell of bacon frying is known to make people hungry!
     
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  13. shroomgirl

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    Seriously, this is the Sophie's Choice of the Pig world.....how can you ever pick a favorite?  It's really disturbing contemplating it.
     
  14. pete

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    I've been giving this question a lot of thought.  Way more thought than any sane person should and it seems that many of you have also.  I'm going against the tide here, but I'd give up sausage.  I just love bacon way too much to give it up.  As much as I love sausage, in all its forms I think I could survive more easily without it than without bacon.  Not saying it would be easy, but  easier than giving up bacon.

    And Chrose, I disagree, a burger is not a form of sausage.  If you follow that logic than anything made out of ground meat of any sort is sausage and I just don't buy it.  The upside to my belief is that I still can get a burger at any time which would help when missing sausage!!!! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/tongue.gif
     
  15. gunnar

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    Have to have bacon..I love it in all it's forms. Streaky, backfat, canadian..whatever...I certainly won't miss chicken and apple sausages..They aren't that great people!
     
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    Sausage, bacon is a food group all on its own /img/vbsmilies/smilies/licklips.gif
     
  17. mezzaluna

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    I'd hate to live without either, but I'm with Pete: bacon would have to be my keeper. I love the snap of a nice, hot sausage (I've been enjoying Usinger's chicken Cordon Bleu), but I'm a bacon girl... a Jewish bacon girl.... /img/vbsmilies/smilies/blushing.gif. Besides, they don't make jokes about bacon and lawmaking as they do about sausage. ("Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made."
    Otto von Bismarck)
     
  18. amazingrace

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    I haven't eaten bacon in months,  and the only sausage I've had recently was sweet Italian slow-cooked in spaghetti sauce overnight.  While it was delicious,  I was satisfied with just a couple of bites.  I could easily live without either. 
     
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    Bacon is my choice...but only just by a short nose. Probably a short snout in this case /img/vbsmilies/smilies/crazy.gif
     
  20. agchief

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    The thought of bacon frying is making me hungry...(and I just ate!).

    I would have to go with bacon.

    BLTs tonight with thick sliced bacon and home grown tomatoes...yummm.