Mama's Burnt Breakfast

My siblings and I are adamant that our eggs and bacon are slightly burnt when cooked. At my local diner, I ask for food things to be cooked, "Really, really well-done, like almost burnt. Actually, burnt is OK, too." My mom once remarked, while cooking breakfast for me, "All you kids like everything burnt. Did I used to burn your food, or what?" I'm not sure that she did, but I know that I like some foods with a bitter, slight charred crunch to it. This photo is inspired by that weird desire.