Say, for the sake of a simple example, someone told you that when you were engrossed in a television show, you would vigorously tap your left foot. "What are you talking about? I don't do that," you would undoubtedly protest. Then a little later as you are watching tv, you glance down and sure enough...there is your tapping foot.
On two different occasions, my sister-in-law has told me that we cook with a lot of bacon. I am lucky that she reads this blog and she indicated one afternoon, that I have bacon in a lot of my recipes. Then, she expanded her thought at a recent brunch..."You eat a lot of pork." "What are you talking about? We don't eat a lot of bacon. I don't have a lot of recipes with bacon in them. We don't eat a lot of pork," I protest...just a little...because suddenly then, I realize...she's right!
It is appropriate that for my first paid writing gig, the focus of my article would be...bacon. On a sleepless evening, troll through Google and search for a beautiful magazine called Edible Piedmont. Find the Spring 2016 issue. "Road Trip to Bacon Heaven" centers on my trip to Benton's Country Hams located near Knoxville, Tennessee.
Clearly I am in a state of hog bliss. I was paid for writing about one of my favorite foods! While I do not have a hard copy of the article, I am clogging up the Internet by heading over the site several times a day to digitally scroll over to the page which contains my by-line. I HAVE A BY-LINE!
So, in celebration I plan to write about pork until I run out of ideas. I may lose a loyal reader but it must be done.
Stay tuned for my homage to pork!