I haven't read Backwoodsman in years. I really enjoyed it though when I did.
I also will take sausage over bacon.
My brother-in-law owns a small family meat store. He cuts all the meat, smokes, grills, BBQ's, grinds, stuffs all different link kinds. If someone wants something different, Ron will make it for them.
Any time he is making something different, he calls me and we (wifie & I) go out there and try it. It is cooked and ready to eat when we get there.
Since he started selling meat cooked, wifie has not cooked meat and that has been over 4 years.
Wifie will not take any family discount either, full retail price or we don't get it.
Some times Ron will sneak me something special out to the car when we go out to talk and wifie raises cane over it.
When I am eating a big T-Bone off his hot line, sometimes I think I married the wrong person from that family (