Wondering about the science of bacon scent? Just why does bacon smell so good? Why is it so alluring? Here’s the hard facts.
Here’s the scientific proof for the overwhelmingly good smell of bacon.
Okay. Maybe we need an explanation in layman’s terms.
Say what? It’s the fat that we’re cutting out of our diet that makes bacon smell great.
Chefs will tell you – especially Julia Child – that adding butter to your recipes is what makes them smell good.
The fat in the butter carries the aroma in the same way bacon smells so great.
So there you have it. We answered one question with scientific accuracy and were able to defend cooking with butter at the same time. Our work here is done.
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