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July 7, 2011

Bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches hold many fond memories for me. Growing up I spent lots of time with my grandparents in south Georgia and remember with great pleasure my grandmother frying bacon and the ripe tomatoes from their garden that were the makings for my favorite lunch. Each time I bite into a BLT […]

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Bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches hold many fond memories for me. Growing up I spent lots of time with my grandparents in south Georgia and remember with great pleasure my grandmother frying bacon and the ripe tomatoes from their garden that were the makings for my favorite lunch. Each time I bite into a BLT I think of my grands. I’m reminded of the time spent in their garden, the mornings spent fishing and flying with my grandfather, afternoons watching my grandmother bake and make jam, and early evenings watching birds and listening to summer insects. I take great delight in the simple things in life and each time I smell bacon frying and see a perfectly ripe tomato I am reminded that I learned this from the time spent with my grandparents.

It’s amazing how food has the ability to conjure so many feelings and memories for people. I recently spoke with my grandfather who said he thinks of me each time he and my grandmother have a BLT.

Okay, so before I get too teary-eyed I’d love to introduce the images in this article which were  recently  shot for an AJC feature on BLTs. Loved working on this with my uncle Wendell who also enjoys bacon from time to time. The bacon laden story features a Breakfast BLT (inspired by Highland Bakery), as well as Scott Peacocks recipe for a BLT salad, and last but not least BLT Dip with Bacon Crackers. I love each of these recipes, which can be found at the link below, but I advise you not to make them all at once unless you’re up for a bacon binge and then you might as well stop by Morelli’s for Maple Bacon Brittle ice cream. Enjoy.

http://www.accessatlanta.com/atlanta-restaurants-food/variations-on-the-classic-989877.html

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