I know this is a touchy subject. People get crazy about bacon - Anthony Bourdain suggests that people cook bacon around their vegetarian friends all the time because it's a "gateway protein." I get it! Bacon smells fantastic.
Still, I just can't eat the stuff. I've tried a couple times in the past few years. The smell entices me, but I don't dig on the texture, and it's not like I'm missing out on a necessary nutrient or anything. Unless you're from the South.
So Josh and I occasionally buy turkey bacon as a treat. It's not the same, of course, but that works for me. It tastes good and the texture is pleasant - if it's cooked properly. The oven or the stovetop works fine. THE MICROWAVE DOES NOT. Josh tried to cut corners the other day and cooked it in the micro for our bacon cheese veggie burgers. It tasted like Beggin' Strips. That's okay, lesson learned.
The unfortunate side effect of this is that now our microwave smells like bacon. Which has given me a possibly great, possibly terrible idea, which I would copyright if it didn't already exist: bacon coffee.