Today, a food critic from New York Magazine named Josh Ozersky (known in other circles as Mr. Cutlet) said that, after hundreds of years of delicious history, bacon has now “jumped the shark.” If you’re not familiar with the term “jumping the shark,” this is a reference to that infamous scene in Happy Days when Fonzie gave up his motorcycle for water skis and his leather jacket for a wetsuit and tried to jump an actual shark. From there the show went completely downhill and the days of mirth were officially over.
In other words, Mr. Ozersky says, it’s all downhill for bacon from now on. Alert the villagers. Wake the townspeople. Bacon is no longer delicious anymore because Josh Ozersky says so. A zero calorie, zero fat, vegetarian and kosher-certified seasoning that tastes like real bacon is the beginning of the end for bacon.
As college football analyst Lee Corso likes to say (usually while wearing a big buckeye or gator on his head), “NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND.” Bacon is still delicious and enjoyed by millions worldwide. No other food item gets the attention that bacon gets: as a reference to its popularity, do a search on Google. You’ll find 142,000 references for “I love bacon.” Do a similar search for “I love cutlets” and you’ll get only 42. You’re outnumbered and surrounded, Mr. Cutlet. Surrender to your love of bacon.
As a restaurant critic, you wouldn’t review a restaurant before stepping inside and at least tasting the food. Give Bacon Salt a shot – if you’re a true carnivore like you say you are (and like we are), we think you’ll love it like we do on all kinds of meat products, including cutlets. You’re the respected carniv-author of Meat Me in Manhattan – it’s almost like we made Bacon Salt just for you.
Your invitation to come inside is open – we hope you take it!