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Food of the gods? WTOP 'investigates' all things bacon

Friday - 12/30/2011, 7:29am  ET

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What Makes Bacon So Good?

WTOP's Andrew Mollenbeck investigates

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WASHINGTON -- Bacon used to be a breakfast food. Lately, it's been showing up in cocktails, brownies and even ice cream.

From Baltimore to Arlington, Va., bars and restaurants are cooking for a bacon craving that just isn't satisfied at the morning meal.

National Harbor's "Capital Bacon and Beer Bash" sees more than 1,000 pounds of the cured meat cooked up for onlookers.

"I think it's the fat...just the sheer nonpolitical correcteness of it. It's just wonderful," says one satisfied customer.

WTOP's Andrew Mollenbeck investigates this common delicacy, which one afficionado calls "the candy of meats, the best of the best."

Learn more by checking out the photo gallery and his audio at right.

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