Bacon slices
Image credit: By Lara604 from Seattle, WA (Perfect bacon slices) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

I’m an omnivore, although for a variety of largely practical reasons I mostly eat pretty low on the food chain. I could imagine being a lacto-ovo-vegetarian (that is, someone who eats plant products plus dairy and eggs, but no animal flesh), with a single exception: bacon. Sure, serve me up a veggie patty instead of beef and tofu in place of chicken, but there’s no non-pork product that can satisfy my hankering for bacon. Today’s not the only “holiday” that celebrates bacon in some form, but I’m happy for any excuse to indulge.