A Backlashing of Bacon

A table lamp with a lampshade made of bacon

We are in the midst of a bacon bubble—and a growing number of chefs (some of whom quietly admit they helped inflate the bubble to begin with) say it’s about to pop. Bacon had a good run, but now it has gone flabby—used too much and too often, it’s lost its novelty and coated fine dining with a ubiquitous veneer of porky grease.

You think? From the Wall Street Journal, which has run 361 articles mentioning bacon in the past two years.