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Breakfast for me growing up was any meal you had first thing in the morning. The most loved breakfast where I grew up was dried fish with onions, tomatoes, freshly sliced hot pepper and sometimes avocado and or a boiled egg. It would be served with fried dumplings or their version of coconut soda bread. We did have bacon for some breakfasts. There was also soused meats (pigs trotters/chicken feet), that's marinaded boiled meat with sliced cucumbers and fresh sliced hot pepper. I do make it now but I'll use chicken wings. I'd never found much in the way of edible stuff on the trotters or chicken feet. I mostly like the marinade sauce with the cucumber and peppers. Since cod stocks are low now the dried fish is getting expensive and it now mostly a delicacy. There's more scrambled eggs or omlette now. If you don't have the time to make fried dumplings or soda bread or sada roti then you just buy bread rolls to have with your breakfast. We also have chokas (roasted/sauted mashed vegetables/greens with some herbs and spices). That get served with your bread choice for some breakfast. If you're not using any form of wheat bread then you have the choice of steamed or boiled root vegetables and or green bananas or breadfruit that go well with the fish dish or the chokas. Another choice is cornmeal/polenta. There's also porridges made from either oats, rice, cornmeal or ground cassava. It's cooked with milk and sweetened.

The dried fish came from the slavery days. It was dried to preserve it in the hot climate before they had fridges. Fish had been a staple non plant protein in the islands. The plantation owners got all the fresh fish plus meat from animals and left old dried fish for the slaves. They'd also brought breadfruit from Tahiti to feed the slaves. After slavery, fresh fish was still expensive to many including poor Europeans and indentured workers (a new way of debt slavery). Using animal feet in dishes again had to do with it being cheap so it was available to slaves and later the average poor folk. The corn and cassava (yucca) came from the indigenous Caribs. The chokas came from India and Africa with the people. Europeans brought the wheat bread.
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GrateSaiyaman wrote:


The reason why Americans have bacon for breakfast


is because they were brought up that way.

My Grandparents on both sides of the family were farmers and ranchers and both of my parents grew up in the country. Ham, bacon and eggs with potatoes were cheap sustainable foods. Eggs were fresh almost daily and cured meats were easier to keep than fresh meat. Being that at the turn of the last century, 1900, there weren't too many places in the middle of North Dakota or most any rural area with any kind of refrigeration besides a cellar and if you were well to do you had ice that was gathered off the nearest river or creek . . . there was no electricity.

I think I remember my father saying they didn't have indoor plumbing until they moved to town in the 1930's
My folks never had orange juice until after WW2..... I'll ask him next time I see him, he's 90.



Yeah, they used to give out oranges for Christmas. Potatoes would keep longer in a barrel that kept them dark packed in hay too.
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Indeed, bacon is unhealthy. Everyone is aware of that. But if in moderation it won't do that much damage.

And that has got absolutely nothing to do with the Chinese. But hey, I've heard worse conspiracy theories.


There is no such thing as a healthy amount of bacon lady. 100 grams of the stuff contains pretty much all the salt and saturated fat a human being should consume in an entire day..that's about a slice and half in case you're wondering. You would literally have to eat nothing else for a 24 hour period to justify even a single slice of the stuff.



Bacon Is Key To Longevity?

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/pearl-cantrell-bacon-105-year-old_n_3230095.html
""A 105-year-old Texas woman who worked a life of physical labor and mothered seven children revealed the secret to her longevity: bacon. "I love bacon, I eat it everyday," Pearl Cantrell told NBC affiliate KRBC when asked the secret to living so long. "I don't feel as old as I am, that's all I can say," Cantrell added. Cantrell, who lives in central Texas and still dances, also told KRBC that her 105th birthday party was a three-day affair with more than 200 guests.""


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Did you know each strip of bacon takes away 9 minutes from your life?
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Ranwolf wrote:

Ahh clogging arteries and killing us with excessive salt and sugar. since ever.


Moderation exists
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Did you know each strip of bacon takes away 9 minutes from your life?


I'll die happy.

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I'm not a breakfast person anyway, most of the bacon I consume is in the form of sandwiches and homemade bean soup.
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I'm sorry, but that looks like a scene from a horror film.
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vessel wrote:

Did you know each strip of bacon takes away 9 minutes from your life?


I'll die happy.



We'll die happy together my friend...
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God bless him. Bacon is wonderful.
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Posted 12/13/15
I don't eat bacon all the time....but I do love it.
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I don't eat bacon all the time....but I do love it. :P


True, but there is a word to be said for low fat turkey bacon:

"Cardboard".
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Bacon is God
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how fast will this kill me?
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