miscellany/etymology

And Let the Gut Sort ‘Em Out.

 

i have just been informed of the existence of macon, or macon’s bacon, and am now dying to try it. mutton bacon? i mean, shit. i admit i’ll be woefully disappointed if The Old Foodie is correct in their claim that its name derives from the collapsing of the words mutton and bacon, but it seems believable (maybe a little too believable?). i don’t know why this portmanteau annoys me more than any other, but it just seems so inelegant. not that, i suppose, mutton bacon itself sounds particularly elegant (“light black and yellow in colour, with the outer edges being darker pink”? amazing), but i’d like to think they could come up with something better than that. therefore i shall persist in groundlessly believing that some more satisfying and mostly unpronounceable Scottish word exists for the stuff.

unfortunately i haven’t been able to turn up any evidence for its availability in Mtl, and am not about to order it from goddamned Scotland, so if anyone hears anything, or knows anyone who makes it, word me up.

 

this also reminds me that i don’t think i’ve ever had bresaola, nor gotten around to finally going back to Dominion to try their duck ham. i gotta get on that, stat.

cure ’em all, i say

 

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