Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chippin' Away

Just when it didn't seem possible for American cuisine to be improved, along came what is technically known as "Doritos Locos Tacos from Taco Bell"  - better known as "A taco, but the shell is like this giant Dorito, man!" in most sections of town.

America - first nation to put a person on the moon (Alice Kramden, 1955) and a scoop of ice cream in a glass of root beer is, of course, the birthplace of the BLT.  Bacon, lettuce and tomato.  I like 'em on toasted rye bread with a litttttttletinybit of mayonnaise, or manaise, as they say.  Along with a fried egg sammy, the BLT is the only sandwich that's good for all three meals every day.  It's got lettuce and tomato, important items from life's salad bar, and it enables us to continue our ongoing love affair with bacon, the versatile meat product that is so popular this year, it's even working overtime as a dessert ingredient.  All hail the Bacon Sundae!

But also, while we're hailing, can we give up a shout to the food techs at Lay's?  These hard-working individuals have come up with a potato chip that actually carries the flavors of toast, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise right to your piehole.  Imagine eating a handful of these along with a BLT!

Especially during April, which we just found out is National BLT month, we give humble thanks for America's food engineers, who day by day slave over hot ovens to bring us the latest in food innovations.  These men and women are the cheese that binds us all as a nation.

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