Aphorisms and noun family trees aside, these 7 vegan "bacon" recipes most certainly demonstrate innovation. Turn to them when real bacon isn't an option, when store-bought alternatives are puzzling, or when you're looking for something smoky and savory (meat-free or not!).
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Whether bacon counts as a necessity—that's up to your own interpretation.
A (former) student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. My spirit animal is an eggplant. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream. For that, I'm sorry.