A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from February 06, 2019
“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon”

American syndicated newspaper columnist Doug Larson (1926-2017) wrote in the Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette on July 16, 1989:

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”

Larson’s saying has been printed on many images.

A sign reading “If Only Vegetables Smelt As Good As Bacon” from the Borough Market (London, UK) was shown on Twitter on October 19, 2018.


Wikipedia: Doug Larson
Doug Larson (February 10, 1926 to April 1, 2017) was a columnist and editor for the Door County Advocate (1953–1964) and wrote a daily column, “Doug’s Dugout,” for the Green Bay Press-Gazette (1964–1988), both Wisconsin-based newspapers. The column was originally syndicated through United Media under the title “Senator Soaper Says”; Larson took over authorship in 1980. Previously, it had been written by Bill Vaughn of the Kansas City Star. Larson was born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

16 July 1989, Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette, Doug Larson column, pg. A-6, col. 4:
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

29 May 1991, The Daily News (Lebanon, PA), “Scram-lets” puzzle by Clay R. Pollan, pg. 21, col. 2:
I think that the life expectancy of everyone would grow tremendously if green vegetables smelled as good as BACON.

14 May 1997, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, “Scram-lets” puzzle by Clay R. Pollan, pg. G2, col. 4:
While in the grocery store I heard one woman comment that, “Life spans would be longer if green vegetables smelled as good as BACON!”

July/August 2002, Men’s Health (New York, NY), “What they said about...gaining a few” by David Zinczenko, pg. 18:
Zinczenko, David. Men’s Health; New York Vol. 17, Iss. 6, (Jul/Aug 2002): 18.
“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”
-DOUG LARSON

Google Books
America’s Food:
What You Don’t Know About What You Eat

By Harvey Blatt
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press
2008
Pg. 185:
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. —Doug Larson, botanist

EcoSalon
30 Awesome Quotes About Food That You’ve Never Heard
FEBRUARY 7, 2012 by JESSICA MARATI
(...)
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. -Doug Larson

Twitter
iSilosamantungwa
@silo_hr
If only vegetables smelt as good as bacon. Hmmm!
11:39 AM - 4 Dec 2013

International Business Times
World Health Day 2014: Top 20 Inspiring Quotes, Sayings about Well-Being, Wellness and Illness to Mark the Event
The theme for 2014’s World Health Day is “Vector-borne diseases”. Let’s recollect some of the best quotes and lines about health, illness, wellness and well-being.

By : Gopi Chandra Kharel Apr 7, 2014 16:31 IST
(...)
3. Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon - Doug Larson

Bustle
13 Bacon Day Quotes For 2016 Because Yes, This Is A Real Day
By CHELSEY GRASSO
Dec 30 2016
(...)
1. “Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon."— Doug Larson

Twitter
gracie schram
@gracieschram
If only vegetables smelt as good as bacon 🥓 #AnywhereGracieGoes
(This sign is shown in a photo from London.—ed.)
7:22 PM - 19 Oct 2018 from London, England

YouTube
#londonboroughmarket #boroughmarket #boroughmarketfood
1,000 YEAR OLD FOOD MARKET! British Food Tour of Borough Market in LONDON
Strictly Dumpling
Published on Feb 6, 2019
I arrived in London on a rainy day and since I love the rain so much. I went to the Borough Market for my British food adventure and also to enjoy my favorite weather. At the Borough Market, they served some delicious vegan and beef pies, amazing juicy pork wraps, super light creamy donuts, cheesy raclette with potatoes and many more!
(At 11:50 minutes in, the sign “If Only Vegetables Smelt As Good As Bacon” is shown.—ed.)

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, February 06, 2019 • Permalink