Philo99 5pts Bacon is the duct tape of the kitchen, it can fix any dish. Unfortunately it has become the crutch of many chefs who will use bacon to hide the flaws in a dish. I never thought I would say this, but bacon has officially become the most played out ingredient in the culinary world. From the bacon explosion pages on the internet to chefs with bacon tattoos, bacon has finally jumped the shark. It's time to put it to rest for a while and start using some other ingredients.