I would say that in certain circles, I’m known for my “extensive” use of bacon and pork products. Beyond wrapping my favorite steaks, poultry and seafood, I am a fervent believer that bacon makes any vegetable desirable to even the pickiest of eaters. Vegetarians beware. Thanksgiving is nothing short of carnage in my home. A Mexican friend of mine once said, “white people put bacon in everything!”
“Actually,” I replied, “I think its just me.”
Today I am proud to say that I am alone no longer. Joanna Pruess has made me feel part of a society, nay, a proud heritage in her loving homage, Seduced by Bacon: Recipes & Lore about America’s Favorite Indulgence. The photography is delicious, and the recipes…well, they go beyond even my own pork obsession. I mean, after eating bacon-wrapped filet with pan-fried bacon brussel sprouts and a salad with bacon crumbles, I think the ice cream is allowed to be bacon free.
Still, you have to admire her passion. So if you’re looking for new ways to amaze your friends and family and send them home smiling, look no further. Bacon is the word.