Bacon and Eggs — the Classic American Breakfast

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Bacon and eggs is the classic American breakfast. Add some potatoes and toast and you’ve got a quintessential morning meal nearly everyone favors. Bacon has been a staple in our diet since the days of the Pilgrims. But how did it get paired with the ubiquitous egg? Meet the nephew of Sigmund Freud, Edward Bernays. He was a man of many accomplishments who understood people and knew how to get them to buy a product or an idea. Sometime in the 1920s, the Beech-Nut Packing Company, producers of everything from...

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