Synopses & Reviews
Our love affair with bacon is passionate and enduring
Even its smell can transport us back to comforting times, and it has a taste like no other. Bacon evokes memories of caramel, wood fires, and mouth-watering home-cooked meals. Oh, those delectably succulent, salty, crunchy morsels!
Almost every dish can be made better with bacon. Not only does it flatter savories, its an admirable complement to sweets as well. Seduced by Bacon offers sensuous dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and any time in between. Entice your guests with Pecan Waffles smothered in a Caramel-Bacon Sauce, arouse all your senses with an Open-Faced Cheddar & Turkey Bacon Sandwich with Beer-Glazed Onions, and finally, bewitch your taste buds with a French Apple Tart with Cheddar Cheese Crust & Sweet Brittle Topping.
Every cook and connoisseurin fact, anyone who eatswill savor the delectable recipes, tantalizing photographs, and fascinating bits of baconry” in this fresh and innovative cookbook.
"What a misguided few might still regard as a guilty pleasure, Joanna Pruess has ennobled with a panache usually reserved for foie gras, caviar, and truffles, to which we can now joyously add, BACON!"--John Mariani, food and travel columnist, Esquire
"I have always considered pork to be an extremely versatile meat, but Joanna Pruess's brilliant book has inspired a myriad of ideas! She has explored and exposed the wonders of bacon, and her approach to cuisine is nothing short of imaginative and entertaining!"--Charlie Trotter "Wake up and smell the bacon! Joanna Pruess has done it again with an irresistible compendium of innovative and delicious bacon recipes. Pigs of the world, be proud!"
-Faith Middleton, The Food Schmooze, WNPR
If one is to be compromised, one of the better ways is to be Seduced by Bacon . . . an alluring prospect.”Publishers Weekly (online cookbook listing)
Charmingly exuberant.”John Marianis Virtual Gourmet Newsletter
With its alluring aroma, smoky and satisfying taste, and versatility, bacon is once again a staple food, thanks in part to today’s recent interest in low- and no-carb diets. Seduced by Bacon contains ninety delicious and unique recipes, including Wild Mushrooms and Feta, Candied Bacon Bites, and Sweet Potato-Hazelnut Rösti with Apricots, Bacon, and Watercress. With appetizing dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and anything in between, Seduced by Bacon is the perfect addition for the food lover, bacon fanatic, or low-carb dieter’s cookbook shelf.
A celebration of bacon, filled with gorgeous photographs and seductive new recipes both savory and sweet.
With its alluring aroma, smoky and appetizing taste, and versatility, bacon is once again a delightful indulgence. With appetizing dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and everything in between, this volume contains 90 unique recipes including Wild Mushrooms and Feta, Candied Bacon Bites, and Sweet Potato-Hazelnut Rosti with Apricots, Bacon, and Watercress.
About the Author
has written for the food column of The New York Times Magazine
, Food & Wine
, Food Arts
, and The Washington Post
, and was a regular contributor to the AP syndicate. She develops recipes for specialty food manufacturers in the U.S. and France. She lives in the Bronx, NY, with her husband, Bob Lape, WCBS and Crains New York
Table of Contents
[ul]PREFACE ... ix
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ... xi
ODE TO BACON ... xiii
INTRODUCTION ... xv
HOW TO BUY AND STORE BACON ... 00
HOW TO COOK BACON ... 00
BACONOLOGY ... 00
USEFUL COOKING EQUIPMENT ... 00
1. BREAKFAST & BAKED GOODS ... 00
2. APPETIZERS & SNACKS ... 00
3. SALADS & SOUPS... 00
4. SANDWICHES ... 00
5. FISH ... 00
6. POULTRY & MEAT ... 00
7. PASTA, BEANS & GRAINS ... 00
8. VEGETABLE SIDE DISHES ... 00
9. DESSERTS ... 00
SUPPLIERS OF FINE SPECIALTY BACONS ... 00
INDEX ... 00