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Bacon will end your vegetarianism: Says science

Yeah. That’s right. Bacon is almost irresistible and it takes extreme will power to fight against your natural cravings.

NPR even spoke to some scientists to prove it.

Our story was familiar to Johan Lundstrom. He’s a scientist who runs a lab at the Monell Chemical Senses Center. He studies how the brain processes sensory information, like smell, for a living. He also told us he had an ex-girlfriend who became an ex-vegetarian once she tasted bacon.

Because bacon is one- to two-thirds fat and also has lots of protein, it speaks to our evolutionary quest for calories, Lundstrom says. And since 90 percent of what we taste is really odor, bacon’s aggressive smell delivers a powerful hit to our sense of how good it will taste.

“There’s an intimate connection between odor and emotion, and odor and memory,” Lundstrom says. “When you pair that with the social atmosphere of weekend breakfast and hunger, bacon is in the perfect position to take advantage of how the brain is wired.”

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Vegan cheese

I have a vegan friend. I keep asking if you can be a vegan and give up every meat except bacon. I also asked the other day if he would drink bottled and commercially sold breast milk produced by willing mothers. He wasn’t sure. So it was with interest that I read about this cheese that is proving popular in New York – and not just with vegans looking for a dairy fix.

Chef Daniel Angerer is letting diners at Klee Brasserie munch on cheese made from his wife’s breast milk.

“It tastes like cow’s-milk cheese, kind of sweet,” he told The Post.

The flavor depends on what the cheese is served with — Angerer recommends a Riesling — and “what the mother eats,” said Angerer, who once bested Bobby Flay on TV’s “Iron Chef.”

Tamara BeckwithBREAST-AURANT: Chef Daniel Angerer, with daughter Arabella, 10 weeks, has concocted a cheese dish (inset, below) made from wife Lori's (right) breast milk.

Unfortunately, at this point, the cheese can’t be produced without adding a bit of cow milk – but vegans everywhere are no doubt hoping that a workaround can be found…