The Science of Why Bacon and Eggs Are the Perfect Match

1 624 Shikime 165 mijë

Bacon and eggs aren’t a classic flavor combo for no reason, and the science behind why they taste so good together could help us make healthier foods more appealing to our palates.

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  1. tsuchan1
    tsuchan1
    5 ditë më parë

    I'm not entirely convinced: I don't personally find "synergy" in any of these things. Although I do like them, ideal pairs for me would be Egg & French fries, fish & parsley sauce, coffee & toast. I think it's much more about personal taste.

  2. Sirro Minus
    Sirro Minus
    11 ditë më parë

    Doing Edward bernays work for him. Anyone pass dow my legacy like that?

  3. king james488
    king james488
    11 ditë më parë

    bacon and eggs would probably be the healthiest thing most would eat in a day...

  4. king james488
    king james488
    11 ditë më parë

    because it involves bacon. also if you're smart you fry the egg in the bacon grease so it's like a bacon egg...

  5. Najwa Laylah
    Najwa Laylah
    11 ditë më parë

    I think I'll name a child "Umami Synergy". Not my own, of course.

  6. Gabriel Micu
    Gabriel Micu
    11 ditë më parë

    Fresh tomatos and chees also

  7. Marc Ramirez
    Marc Ramirez
    11 ditë më parë

    All I got that some foods taste better together because they have some chemical that compliments the other

  8. Kew Gardens Station
    Kew Gardens Station
    13 ditë më parë

    I always thought that bacon and eggs go together because Edward Bernays, nephew of Sigmund Freud, promoted the combination for an advertising campaign: "Bernays used his uncle Sigmund Freud's ideas to help convince the public, among other things, that bacon and eggs was the true all-American breakfast." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bernays#Notable_clients_and_campaigns

  9. Adrian Veidt
    Adrian Veidt
    13 ditë më parë

    bacons with lettuce and korean paste are a better combo.

  10. Natasha Miller
    Natasha Miller
    14 ditë më parë

    For people who are supposed to be on Earth's side and love animals and nature, it sure is hypocritical to eat bacon and eggs...

  11. 007VitaminD
    007VitaminD
    15 ditë më parë

    Na brother, those are haram options.

  12. Damn Surfer
    Damn Surfer
    17 ditë më parë

    I love bacon and eggs. It's a perfect pair as well because the grease from the bacon helps make the perfect fried eggs.

  13. Beach&BoardFan
    Beach&BoardFan
    17 ditë më parë

    Synergy is the most over used word in history

  14. Nicholas Heimann
    Nicholas Heimann
    18 ditë më parë

    "And, if we have some room, maybe waffles"

  15. Stuart de Haro
    Stuart de Haro
    18 ditë më parë

    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and Nacho Cheese Doritos. It sounds weird, but trust me on this one.

  16. Gordon Lawrence
    Gordon Lawrence
    19 ditë më parë

    Umami plus chilli that's where it's at

  17. Marco E
    Marco E
    19 ditë më parë

    I love I would say so many foods however , bacons and mushrooms I do not like

  18. GreenAirMan
    GreenAirMan
    20 ditë më parë

    But is it a nutritional breakfast or are you being paid to get this out there?

  19. GreenSofa
    GreenSofa
    20 ditë më parë

    Bacon and eggs is healthy tho #keto

  20. Madsaur Madsaur
    Madsaur Madsaur
    20 ditë më parë

    "for some reason I can't explain my wife's dishes no umami contain" - poet

  21. Stefan B
    Stefan B
    20 ditë më parë

    LOL, nutritional science searching for a way to make healthy food more tasty. Guys, this is capitalism. Priority #1 will always be to make cheaper crap more tasty!

  22. WarriorD13
    WarriorD13
    20 ditë më parë

    I watched In another video that bacon and eggs don't digest right in your digestive system because of the composition of the two proteins

  23. Meoix
    Meoix
    20 ditë më parë

    By chance, I had just made scrambled eggs with bacon mixed haha. The most delicious episode thus far. ♥ ;p

  24. Britonbear
    Britonbear
    20 ditë më parë

    No carbs...that's perfect. The idea that there are healthy foods is not science.

  25. Gospel of Thomas 77th Pearl: The Perpetual Tree
    Gospel of Thomas 77th Pearl: The Perpetual Tree
    20 ditë më parë

    Wow, that makes yummy sound soooo sexy 🙄

  26. Joshua Spurgeon
    Joshua Spurgeon
    20 ditë më parë

    Cool

  27. RickySTT
    RickySTT
    20 ditë më parë

    We already have an umami brain hack. It’s called MSG. Unfortunately, it only took one person who got a headache after eating at a Chinese restaurant writing a speculative letter to NEJM, and the food police went bananas based on no evidence whatsoever.

    1. IonianGarden
      IonianGarden
      20 ditë më parë

      The letters that were responsible was NaCl. MSG was framed.

  28. esurfer26
    esurfer26
    20 ditë më parë

    You are sick! It is too much cholesterol!

  29. Amaroo Jamal Ingwe
    Amaroo Jamal Ingwe
    20 ditë më parë

    Capitalist: Soon, we will engineer the perfect taste on the planet using this research. A dash of hemp for added munchies and price it just enough so it doesn't screams highway robbery and we'll have McDonald's bastard cousin, McSwol! We're be rich!!

  30. RogerWazup007
    RogerWazup007
    20 ditë më parë

    These combinations of foods come to mind as going extremely well together: • A hot corn tortilla and any kind of meat • Hamburger meat / meatloaf and ketchup • Steamed white rice with meat and a sweet or spicy sauce • A cheeseburger with mayo, grilled onions, bacon, and a fried egg

  31. sdfkjgh
    sdfkjgh
    20 ditë më parë

    alfirst.info/load/aZqJioq2oNSklpc/video

  32. NewsdeSpencer
    NewsdeSpencer
    20 ditë më parë

    What happens if you don't like bacon? To me it just tastes like raw salt :(

    1. IonianGarden
      IonianGarden
      20 ditë më parë

      In Canada, it's an arrestable offence.

  33. Micah Philson
    Micah Philson
    20 ditë më parë

    Aren't they only a common pairing, though, because the national pork board asked a psychologist in the early 20th century how to get people to eat more, and they made bacon a breakfast staple?

  34. stephen hansen
    stephen hansen
    21 ditë më parë

    So, when you cook eggs in bacon grease (filtered) into an omelet with Tomato and Mushrooms this is why it is just the best.

  35. Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    21 ditë më parë

    Yep, let's make food that doesn't have the associated nutritional benefits of umami foods like meat taste like it. Because we can't possibly like umami foods because the stuff that has it is good for us.

  36. nimaxx
    nimaxx
    21 ditë më parë

    my favorite umami combination is: old stinky blue cheese + sweet dates.

  37. Jeremy Miller
    Jeremy Miller
    21 ditë më parë

    🤯 this is now my favorite of your videos 🤩...and I love most of your videos but maybe this one more so cuz I can relate so much as I love to cook. Thanks for the share!

  38. coconut7joemanji
    coconut7joemanji
    21 ditë më parë

    Veganism is a cancer on society, the cure? Bacon AND eggs.

    1. Cesar Hernandes
      Cesar Hernandes
      21 ditë më parë

      Calm down social media is taking you to an extreme

  39. Lucroq
    Lucroq
    21 ditë më parë

    Eggs are super healthy, and so is bacon if you don't burn it to a crisp. The former's reputation has been fraudulently tarnished by the sugar industry (just like all cheap and tasty food that doesn't contain added sugars or sweeteners), and the latter doesn't have sufficient scientific backing to make any such claim at all. Eat eggs. Eat butter. Eat meat. Prevent insulin resistance and diabetes, and live a long life full of tasty meals.

    1. Lucroq
      Lucroq
      21 ditë më parë

      Addendum: Fat doesn't make you fat, your endocrine system does. "Bad" cholesterol in food has no impact, because our bodies build that stuff themselves, according to our needs.

  40. Feral Crafter
    Feral Crafter
    21 ditë më parë

    Umommy sin-a-flea ... most people call it atrial fibrillation and it's deadly to 40% of the population.

  41. Hjylps
    Hjylps
    21 ditë më parë

    This might also help with synthetic foods, if that ever becomes economical viable.

  42. andy dufrense
    andy dufrense
    21 ditë më parë

    Diced Onion tomato pepper and salt is the good stuff

  43. Morrigan KASA
    Morrigan KASA
    21 ditë më parë

    Also the best way to fry an egg is in bacon grease same for hash browns and various other foods. Growing up my parents saved bacon grease to use in future cooking and I do the same thing myself nowadays.

  44. Lawrence Odame
    Lawrence Odame
    21 ditë më parë

    If I had a quarter for everytime he said 'umami'...

  45. Thorn Ross
    Thorn Ross
    21 ditë më parë

    I'm going to do my own research :U

  46. Tiny Manyonga
    Tiny Manyonga
    21 ditë më parë

    I don’t think we should be promoting such dangerous ideas at this time

  47. Димитър Дзимбов
    Димитър Дзимбов
    21 ditë më parë

    bacon and eggs is the perfect match for cardiovascular diseases

  48. M A
    M A
    21 ditë më parë

    Also eggs over easy/medium with toast and butter for dipping. Mmmm umami

  49. Algolei I
    Algolei I
    21 ditë më parë

    Scientists studied the effects of combining champagne with oysters? I'd love to see the funding request for THAT one! Scientists: "We need money to study the effects that come from drinking champagne and eating oysters." Board: "You want us to buy you enough champagne and oysters to host a dozen parties? Uh-huh. Ri-i-i-i-ight."

  50. jack kadaka
    jack kadaka
    21 ditë më parë

    For Heart Disease! GO VEGAN!

  51. Natural Breed
    Natural Breed
    21 ditë më parë

    Bacon and eggs are nutritious than any plant food, so eat it as long as you want if you don't have cholesterol problems and overweight.

  52. BLOODKINGbro
    BLOODKINGbro
    21 ditë më parë

    Party in your mouth, Umami !

  53. Mind Of The Lion
    Mind Of The Lion
    21 ditë më parë

    Why does cheese taste better when sliced?

  54. Adrian Contreras
    Adrian Contreras
    21 ditë më parë

    "ewdaddy" - mbmbam

  55. Nicole Higa Kobashigawa
    Nicole Higa Kobashigawa
    21 ditë më parë

    Is it same as MSG? And why many people says it's bad for your health 👀

  56. Fred Flintstone
    Fred Flintstone
    21 ditë më parë

    I like pancakes and cocaine.

  57. Ruby Doobie
    Ruby Doobie
    21 ditë më parë

    Why do people keep pretending that we didn't have a word in English that meant savoury? Does my head in.

  58. Meaculpa Mishegas
    Meaculpa Mishegas
    21 ditë më parë

    Broccoli and chicken, onion and turmeric, and salmon and watercress

  59. Yo C
    Yo C
    21 ditë më parë

    I've never understood this hype about umami, I was never able to taste it and food that's supposed to be umami feels like nothing special to me. I don't even like bacon and eggs. Bacon is overrated. I'm not sure if there's something wrong with my tastebuds or if that's one of those things scientists are wrong about, but I'll believe umami is a thing when I'm able to taste it myself. This video doesn't convince me.

  60. Bedjam Rivera
    Bedjam Rivera
    21 ditë më parë

    Weird as this might be I'm not a big fan of bacon and eggs together. Love eggs, bacon I like it but I don't go out of my way to eat it

  61. 667 ape
    667 ape
    21 ditë më parë

    Cherry tomatoes and smoked salmon

  62. Proto Type
    Proto Type
    21 ditë më parë

    Daily reminder : NOT MY POTATUS

  63. Jason Leung
    Jason Leung
    21 ditë më parë

    Asians have been using oyster sauce to “hack” the vegetables for the longest times

  64. ross mathis
    ross mathis
    21 ditë më parë

    "umami party in your mouth" Just say it a few times and it will sound like something you can never unhear Your welcome

  65. Веско Динев
    Веско Динев
    21 ditë më parë

    Umami Synergy is my new indie band name.

  66. Polina Lee
    Polina Lee
    21 ditë më parë

    - Mmm ... unami - Mmm ... Salmon skin roll

  67. Anime Hyaku Yori
    Anime Hyaku Yori
    21 ditë më parë

    Is there a reason Coffee fits into that pairing so well?

  68. liane_right_now
    liane_right_now
    21 ditë më parë

    The science behind why BITS OF A DEAD PIG pair with the REPRODUCTIVE BITS OF A HEN?! OMG 🤦🏻 just no

  69. The Dragon Sage
    The Dragon Sage
    21 ditë më parë

    Chicken noodle soup and a tuna fish sandwich

  70. clearmenser
    clearmenser
    21 ditë më parë

    "Things like mushrooms..."? What things are like mushrooms but aren't mushrooms? Mushrooms are a pretty singular category.

  71. Bill
    Bill
    21 ditë më parë

    Research could also help people like me, who are underweight & don't enjoy food in general (so struggle to gain weight). Give us some umami synergy salt, could go a long way.

  72. Uranija Zeus
    Uranija Zeus
    21 ditë më parë

    Starrrving now!

  73. New Moon
    New Moon
    21 ditë më parë

    I've always wondered why people eat oysters. Still not going to try them.

    1. Halyo Alex
      Halyo Alex
      2 ditë më parë

      Clam chowder is a tasty alternative that's pretty similar, if you like creamy soup.

  74. Hj K
    Hj K
    21 ditë më parë

    This will probably change in a number of generations due to the extreme unhealthy nature of bacon. There is no real survival benefit of liking protein that much anymore to most of human population to counterweigt the healt issues associated with eating smoked or burned flesh and fat.

  75. Two One
    Two One
    21 ditë më parë

    Hey isn’t that Hank Green?

  76. Nicole K
    Nicole K
    21 ditë më parë

    Hank finishes filming and goes for a bacon-and-egg breakfast.

  77. Handsome Samson
    Handsome Samson
    21 ditë më parë

    Fun fact: most pigs are smarter than dogs. 🐖🐕 So why are we eating them? 😶

  78. Ganmorg
    Ganmorg
    21 ditë më parë

    So one of those egg council creeps got to you too, huh?

  79. V is for Void
    V is for Void
    21 ditë më parë

    What a coincidence. I just made bacon and eggs before this video. Served on toast w arugula and sriracha, and a side of miso soup. Nom!

  80. therealquade
    therealquade
    21 ditë më parë

    Does anyone wanna tell me why we say "Umami is the savory flavor" instead of just saying "Savory", when Savory has been around as a word since the 1200, and umami has only been a word since 1985???

  81. Ben Lin
    Ben Lin
    21 ditë më parë

    Halal ?

  82. ReddFoxx1562
    ReddFoxx1562
    21 ditë më parë

    Nobody has ever given an explanation of what "umami" is that doesn't just mean "salty."

    1. ReddFoxx1562
      ReddFoxx1562
      21 ditë më parë

      @Maja Covic Also, most protein is based on sodium.

    2. ReddFoxx1562
      ReddFoxx1562
      21 ditë më parë

      @Maja Covic www.dictionary.com/browse/savory?s=t

    3. ReddFoxx1562
      ReddFoxx1562
      21 ditë më parë

      @Maja Covic plenty of proteins and plenty of tasty foods are not satisfying. Please think about this before responding.

    4. ReddFoxx1562
      ReddFoxx1562
      21 ditë më parë

      @Maja Covic Umami is protein? gtfo of here

    5. ReddFoxx1562
      ReddFoxx1562
      21 ditë më parë

      @Maja Covic You can use words all you'd like, but the fact of the matter is that there is not yet an application of the term "umami" that can't be covered by other words. Those words seem to just mean "satisfying." And I don't find that to be very scientific.

  83. Srijan Bharati
    Srijan Bharati
    22 ditë më parë

    There are 7 umami synergies in total. With all 7 I could end the world in a snap.

  84. Pete Smith
    Pete Smith
    22 ditë më parë

    Now I want a video on the opposite, because I hate oysters and mushrooms, so how does that work? Also this feels like they made a bet to see how many times they could use the word umami in a video lol.

  85. Rimuru sama
    Rimuru sama
    22 ditë më parë

    Hearing the word umami over and over again reminds me of food wars... Tbh I thought umami was a japanese word ⁄(⁄ ⁄•⁄-⁄•⁄ ⁄)⁄

  86. Not Today
    Not Today
    22 ditë më parë

    It's understandable but why green apple and tuna?! Why blue cheese and grape?!?!? WHY DORBLUE AND PEAR?! Perfect match

  87. Skunks Doing Laundry
    Skunks Doing Laundry
    22 ditë më parë

    Bacon good. Eggs good. Bacon and eggs a greasy, gross, flavor neutralized pile of dog puke.

  88. Vicky Anderson
    Vicky Anderson
    22 ditë më parë

    What about peanut butter and jelly? Why do those two taste so good together? Asking 4 a friend, allergic to 🥜s

  89. Let’s take a walk
    Let’s take a walk
    22 ditë më parë

    Ham and cheese also a good combo. Not sure about peanutbutter and jelly.

  90. MauiGirl 888
    MauiGirl 888
    22 ditë më parë

    😂😂😂 I intermittent fasting all week and on the weekend I crave bacon and fried eggs early in the morning 😂

  91. Justin Morton
    Justin Morton
    22 ditë më parë

    It’s crazy that I heard about this first on Food Wars

  92. BROADSMILE
    BROADSMILE
    22 ditë më parë

    I do want to learn more, but MUST EAT BACON (ya, ya and eggs).

  93. Robert Hofmann
    Robert Hofmann
    22 ditë më parë

    There's also a thing called Unagi. Ask Ross Gellar for more details.

  94. Robert Hofmann
    Robert Hofmann
    22 ditë më parë

    Ooo Mommy!

  95. Matthew Conrad
    Matthew Conrad
    22 ditë më parë

    I picked the wrong projects in graduate school. I’d have loved to buy champagne and oysters on my research grant over fluorobenzenes and petrochemicals.

  96. Ariel L
    Ariel L
    22 ditë më parë

    The perfect match of LDL cholesterol and trans fat. Not trying to burst bubbles. Just sayin'. It's a heart attack on a plate. XD

  97. OmeletteDuFromage
    OmeletteDuFromage
    22 ditë më parë

    Kind of a fun fact : Bacon and Eggs were invented in 1920, cause some company (Beech-Nut) wanted to increase the consumer's demand for bacon; they contacted a sick dude (Freud's nephew) who liked to use "psychologic tricks" to manipulate people into buying things and voilà : Bacon and eggs.

  98. TexasGTO
    TexasGTO
    22 ditë më parë

    cooking your eggs in bacon grease is the cherry on top

  99. The YouTube Poop
    The YouTube Poop
    22 ditë më parë

    Johnny Harris did this video but better.

  100. Anime GOD
    Anime GOD
    22 ditë më parë

    The real answer is: a massive corporate campaign due to a surplus of bacon