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.