Ready to read about trendy young Bostonians who enjoy eating bacon? The Boston Globe has you covered with its groundbreaking reportage on the “Bacon Club,” a small group of friends who have met up a few times and eaten bacon.
While it may be a thin story, the tactile details help sell it.
Almost everything on the table is finger food and going fast—bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with toasted almonds, and bacon-wrapped bananas roasted with curry powder and brown sugar. The bananas are spicy, smoky, sweet, tender, and crisp in the same remarkable mouthful. Hummus with bacon and green and black olives, spread on crostini, is being scooped up quickly by the 10 participants.
Media criticism aside, the piece raises a valid point: getting friends together for themed eating is an entertaining, if not internationally significant, event.