Who Invented Bacon and Eggs?

bacon and eggs

Q: In America, bacon and eggs is a part of the hearty breakfast of champions, as American as apple pie right? When, how and whom was responsible for our fried-filled breakfast?

A: According to a story on NPR, bacon and eggs were introduced to Edward Bernays by none other than Sigmund Freud. Supposedly during thier hikes together, Freud told his nephew the value of a hearty meal. When Bernays reached America many years later, he landed a PR job, one of the first of its kind, for a bacon company. He then polled physicians about the benefits of a hearty breakfast and voila! an American tradition was born.

Published in: on July 12, 2009 at 8:44 am  Comments (3)  

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  1. […] on Earth did scientists scrounge up some kind of proof that we’re born to eat stuff like this when we wake up? By running experiments on mice, of […]

  2. I’m sorry, but the Freudian invention of bacon and eggs isn’t correct. I guess I should tell NPR, but who is going to care? My proof: In book 2 of Don Quixote, written in the early 1600s, a meal of bacon and eggs is prepared as a special treat for someone. There is rather much detail about the meal, so it is definitely bacon and eggs they are talking about. I probably put you to sleep with that bit of extreme trivia, but maybe you’d want to know.

  3. Good grief, ‘who was responsible. . .’ , not whom!

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