Pete Bondurant in a nutshell
I like bacon and was saddened when CP removed its loving description of how to cook the perfect rasher. Here it is, preserved for posterity:
Cooking bacon, by frying or grilling, is a fine art, as to be at their best the rashers need to be fried or grilled to a state that is neither crispy nor slimy, which requires precise temperature control and careful attention. Flash-frying both sides of the rasher first is recommended (a few seconds for each side) in order to seal in the meat's juices. This is particularly important when cooking cheaper cuts of bacon with high levels of added water.
I dislike hypocrisy in all it's forms, whether it is committed by politicians, business leaders or religious people. It is my dream that one day, Tony Blair is impeached for taking us into Iraq on the basis of a lie, a war that has lead to the needless deaths of thousands of innocent people. I voted Labour in '97, but I am under no illusions that John Major, or any of his successors would have done anything different.
In my time, I have been close to religious people, even dabbling in the Christian Union at University. I was never able to make the leap of faith and have since come to see religion as one of the true threats to a modern society. And the lies that religious people cling to in order to rationalise young Earth creationism (for example) is hypocrisy manifest.
I dislike some other stuff, such as political extremism (of any of the four axes on the political compass), gardening, the person who lets their dog poop on the street outside my house, mushrooms, religious extremism, Monday mornings, and hangovers.
I do, however, like many things, such as grilled cow, beer, some sports with oval balls, political moderism (hey - it works in the whole of Europe!), satire, grilled pig, sport involving men dressed in white who hold planks of wood and who hit red or white balls, Linux, Friday afternoons, coffee, and that sense of achievement when you beat your pb on the rowing machine.