Probably lots of you read this latest Mark Bittman list of simple appetizers. I did, and it's time to close down my kitchen, because one of them is the best thing in world, and will simply never be surpassed, at least chez Cake: cut up pears into little pieces, sprinkle with salt, sugar, and a bit of cayenne, and put a piece of bacon onto each one. Eat.
Oh my god. Unreal. I'm serious. You should go make it right now.