Monday, March 14, 2011

Fo' Sizzle I LOVE Bacon Cookbook Review

Welcome to the first, of many, BACON MONDAYS: Fo' Sizzle!  Why bacon? Why not?!?!  Today I will list a few bacon recipes already on my blog and hope that if you have any you will link up, too!

Since this is my kick off of the salty, crunchy meat, I'm bringing to you a I LOVE BACON Cookbook giveaway. (ended)

I Love Bacon!

I Love Bacon!

by Jayne Rockmill
Price: $19.99
ISBN-13: 9780740797668
ISBN-10: 0740797662
Format: Hardcover
Size: 7 1/2 x 7/12 in.
Page Count: 144 Pages

(From Publisher) Legendary chef and food writer James Beard wrote of bacon, "There are few sights that appeal to me more than the streaks of lean and fat in a good side of bacon, or the lovely round of pinkish meat framed in delicate white fat that is Canadian bacon." Whether you crave its flavorful crunch in the morning, the salty taste it lends to a Mediterranean BLT, or the way it transforms Spaghetti Carbonara, you'll never be disappointed by bacon.

In I Love Bacon, Jayne Rockmill presents more than 50 bacon-themed recipes from some of America's hottest chefs—from Cat Cora to Rick Tramonto, Ming Tsai, Jasper White, Anita Lo, Ian Kittichai, Pichet Ong, Bradford Thompson, Julian Medina, John Besh, and many others—along with mouthwatering photography.

With instructions on how to make bacon from scratch and how to feature bacon in brunch dishes, small bites, soups, salads, sides, entrees, and even cocktails and desserts, this full-color cookbook proves that bacon isn't just for breakfast anymore.

My take on the cookbook: I agree 100% that bacon is NOT just for breakfast anymore! This cookbook is bursting at the pork belly with  sweet, salty and savory bacon recipes.  The photos are mouth-watering!   Here is the chapter break down and  a few of the recipes that are on our "must try" list.

*Make Your Own Bacon: Joking right? I would have never thought of doing such a thing! Apparently once you make your own bacon you NEVER go back to anything store bought.  So if you have access to a Pork Belly this chapter is for you!  Tasty recipes include Spicy Braised Bacon and Soy-Ginger Braised Bacon!

*Brunch: I love brunch. It is my favorite meal.  I LOVE the recipes for Bakon Mary Cocktail (now that will make any brunch classy), Savory Bacon Bread Pudding AND how about this one pork lovers, Bacon, Asparagus, and Gruyere Quiche.  Ok, so real men don't eat quiche, as my husband likes to remind me...WELL then good more for me and my friends!  I think momma needs this quiche with a side gallon of Bakon Mary Cocktail.  Thank you very much!

*Small Bites: Such a cute name for a chapter.  The recipes are not only CUTE but extremely mouth-watering! Must tries in this chapter are the Adulterated Accordion Potatoes, Cocktail BLTs, Kobe Beef and Bacon Sliders and Bacon-wrapped Parmigiano-Stuffed Dates.

*Soups, Salads, and Side:  Must try tasty recipes include the Egg Chowder with Bacon and New Potatoes, Grilled Bacon with Cucumber Salad with Chili Caramel Dressing and Bacon-Pineapple Fried Orzo (this recipe is on the menu for next week.)

*Pasta- Of course there just HAS to be a pasta chapter! The ever-so-tasty Spaghetti Carbonara is included with new creations of Bucatini with Amatriciana Sauce, Bacon Mac and Cheese and Pasta with Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Hazelnuts, and Bacon! The best photo in this chapter goes to the Crispy Pork Belly Stir-Fry with Rice Noodles, Green Peppercorns, and Thai Basil (um, yes I'll take a platter!)

*Fish- Fish and bacon?  Well since it is Lent you can have your Bacon and your Fish!  How about trying Scallops with Dried Cranberries and Bacon and the ever so tasty Halibut with Soy-Ginger Braised Bacon, Bluefish with Corn, Avocado, and Bacon Salad, and Bok Choy with Red Miso Sauce! yum.

*Meat-Yes a specific meat chapter is necessary.  Top of the food chain is Tacos Al Pastor, Smoked Bacon Tempura with Grilled Corn Salad and Higado de Res Especial (you figure that one out.)

*Desserts- Duh! Bacon and sweets go together like bread and butter!  Must try recipes are the BaCorn (Bacon-Caramel Popcorn with Chile-Spiked Peanuts), Chocolate-Bacon Cupcakes and Pig Candy Ice Cream.

This book contains over 50 bacon recipes from some of Ameica's Favorite Chefs!  Enter to win!

Giveaway (over)
1 I LOVE BACON Cookbook
USA only and ends 3/28/11 (over)


Mandatory Entry: Tell me something that you like to do with BACON! Besides eating bacon, share a tasty idea or recipe!  Leave it in the comments and follow my blog on the right side bar with Google Friend Connect.  Leave an email address so that I can contact you if you win.


*extra bonus- Check out the publisher, Andrews McMeel Publishers for more information on this book! Post something you learned for 3 extra bonus entries!  


Bonus Entries: 
1) Follow my blog on Facebook 3 entries
2) Follow @Susieqtpies on Twitter. 2 entries
3) Tweet "#Win I LOVE BACON cookbook! Fo' Sizzle! Over 50 Favorite Chef  #recipe #giveaway " 2 entries per tweet, unlimited
4) Leave a comment on any of my recipe post on my blog for 3 entries (unlimited)
5) Want to get 10 entries? Post a photo of anything BACON on my Facebook page!!
6) Link up anything bacon in the Bacon Monday Link up or participate in the Bacon Monday Blog Post. 5 entries

Disclosure: Thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishers for providing me a review copy of this book as well as a giveaway copy to one of my blog readers. My own tasty opinions are expressed here.
Two of our recent favorite bacon recipes are Bacon & Butterscotch Muffins and Bacon Breakfast Muffins!  Try them out!

FYI: Today, 3/14 is also Pi Day and Potato Chip Day! So stop on over and read an awesome post by the Food Floozie and how she is celebrating today!
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