Monday, November 2, 2015

Soylent is people bacon!

This is so, so wrong:
Months before the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared bacon a carcinogen, American boffins may have found a solution: algae that tastes just like bacon, but without the bad bits the Doctors at WHO say could cause your untimely demise. 
The eukaryote in question is called Dulse (Palmaria sp.) and, as explained Oregon State University, is already in demand as a tasty addition to various recipes.  
The, err, plot thickens:
Thus did Dulse attain the status of a “specialty crop” at Oregon's Food Innovation Center. From that collaboration some of the algae, which apparently resembles “translucent red lettuce', found its way into a frying pan wielded by Chris Langdon, a professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at OSU. 
“When you fry it, which I have done, it tastes like bacon, not seaweed. And it’s a pretty strong bacon flavor,” Langdon says.
I must confess to being torn.  On one hand, I love me some greasy breakfast.  On the other hand, this might be killer as a "bacon" sushi ...


aurictech said...

I have a friend who, due to having her gall bladder removed, is unable to eat bacon without great distress. If fried dulse really does taste like bacon, then I have only one thing to say:

Dulse decorum est!

kotetu said...

Who wants to bet that the researcher claiming his algae tastes like bacon is a vegetarian who cannot remember (or has never known) the flavor of bacon.

My sister claimed her veggie burgers tasted like beef, after all. These vegetarians cannot be trusted.

Guffaw in AZ said...

If it tastes like bacon to you, go for it!
If not, don't.


I cotton back to adults telling me carob tastes like chocolate.
Yes, it's brown - but so are other disgusting things.


TinCan Assassin said...

Eat right, exercise, die anyway.