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Recent carnivorous food trends ranging from fried chicken to nose-to-tail eating to just about anything involving bacon indicate one thing with certainty: Meat is back in style. In fact, according to this month's NPR study, even many devout vegetarians have trouble saying no to it, and are succumbing its temptations, namely in the form of bacon, the "gateway" to meat consumption.
And what better way to celebrate this carnivorous month than with a charcuterie platter showcasing a variety of cuts? But we surely don't need to persuade you -- we have no doubt you all have a cherished favorite, be it a juicy burger, ham-and-cheese sandwich or anything fresh off the grill. If you're carnivorously inclined, enjoy heeding the advice of writer Fran Lebowitz this month: "Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat."