Just the word "bacon" makes some people salivate at the thought of the delicious, fried, meaty treat. Not necessarily me, just some people (...including me). The taste and smell likely rank in the top two spots of bacon's vast appeal, followed by the sight of it, for those familiar enough with its deliciousness to have positive associations with it. It is for that reason that bacon on makes a good TV subject. We've seen it featured in food shows and specials before, and the pork product will take center stage in a Destination America series called The United States of Bacon.
Behold, a small wall of bacon:
Premiering later this month, the 12-episode first season of United States of Bacon will follow Chef Todd Fisher as he road trips across the country, visiting various cities in America in search of all things bacon. From Discovery's announcement, American's eat more than 1.7 billion pounds of bacon each year, so Fisher shouldn't have much trouble seeking it out. But take a look at the man's pig-tastic mode of transportation.
Lest anyone wonder what he's doing in the area, the ears on that truck might give them a clue.
Here are some details on the first episode, which should give you an idea of how the show will work.
If the title of the series sounds familiar (beyond the obvious nod to the setting), you may have seen the three-part series United States of Food this summer, which featured a bacon special. Bacon is understandably a hit, and while Fisher is the host of this new series, bacon may be the true star. It may not look quite as good as it tastes and smells, but there is something to be said for food associations and the sight of something truly mouthwatering. For bacon lovers (and people who like fried, melty food sculptures), this image may serve as a good example of what I'm talking about.
United States of Bacon is set to premiere on Destination America on Sunday, December 30 at 10 & 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
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