The Horror! Marco Pierre White Microwaves Bacon

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A British journalist is crying “Say it ain’t so, Marco.” In a development no less devastating than Roger Clemens being accused of juicing, it seems Marco Pierre White, who just a few weeks ago shared with us his love of meaty goodness, ordered his bacon microwaved on his U.K. TV show, Marco’s Great British Feast. The Guardian’s Tim Hayward finds it so outrageous and unbefitting of a great chef — indeed it brought “hot, salty tears” to his eyes — that he wonders whether it isn’t a publicity stunt. Which in turn makes us wonder what Marco will wolf down to promote Chopping Block in the U.S. — we can see a Hot Pocket debacle on the horizon.

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