Of Sausages and (the meat formerly known as) Kosher Bacon

Just a quick post as we go into Shabbat. I just finished packing up the remaining items, and had a few thoughts about the whole bacon and sausage thing.

First, the etymology. Bacon comes from the word meaning “back”, so it’s not inherently porcine. Also, since the piece of meat used to make bacon comes from the belly, the word is completely divested from its original meaning. However, there’s still the image of streaky strips of that non-kosher meat that come to mind when someone says “bacon”. I have used the term in lieu of a better word. Until now.

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