Bacon: A Love Story - A Salty Survey of Everybody's Favorite Meat

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It's salty, smoky, and sweet. It can make almost any dish better. It's bacon, and it's the best meat ever!

In Bacon: A Love Story, popular bacon blogger Heather Lauer serves up a piping hot dish of fun and facts and explores the ins and outs of how bacon finds its way to your skillet . . . and what to do ...

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Overview

It's salty, smoky, and sweet. It can make almost any dish better. It's bacon, and it's the best meat ever!

In Bacon: A Love Story, popular bacon blogger Heather Lauer serves up a piping hot dish of fun and facts and explores the ins and outs of how bacon finds its way to your skillet . . . and what to do with it when it gets there.

Bacon: A Love Story features

Makin' Bacon
A tour of country-style bacon outfits and their time-honored curing methods and traditions. Includes tips for making your own signature cure.

Bacon Nation
Profiles of bacon-loving chefs across the country who incorporate the meat into their menus in increasingly innovative ways.

There's In This?
More than twenty delicious recipes for tons of bacon goodies like Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots, BLT with caramelized bacon . . . plus a few surprises like Bacon Bloody Marys and Bacon Brownies.

Bacon 411
An extensive resource section on all things bacon.

Bacon fans, prepare to get your pig on!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this voluminous look at all things bacon, the creator of BaconUnwrapped.com takes her love of pig belly to print. Like its subject, this material is best consumed in small portions; along with anecdotes and opinions from hog farmers, chefs, food bloggers and average Joes, first-time author Lauer also covers topics like bacon production, non-pork variations, and songs devoted to the breakfast meat. Lauer does her best to keep things light, but her relentless cheerleading quickly becomes grating; her phrase "The Best Meat Ever" appears on almost every page. Still, bacon lovers will enjoy (and probably employ) the glut of trivia, including the restaurant chain that first put bacon on a cheeseburger (A&W), the number of states with a town named "Bacon" (six), and alternate uses such as "bacon plaster," assembled with cheesecloth and affixed to one's chest in order to ward off a cold. Even those well-acquainted with bacon will find new recipes like Black Pepper Bacon Chili, Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots, Bacon Bloody Marys and Candied Bacon Ice Cream. Readers who, like Lauer, possess a borderline-obsessive love for bacon are likely to embrace this as their new Bible, but anyone else will quickly get their fill.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061704284
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/12/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Lauer is a lifelong bacon enthusiast and the creator of the popular Web site BaconUnwrapped.com. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and Fairfield, Idaho.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

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    BACON IS DELISIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GOD IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!STARCRAFT IS FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

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    Name: Logan Age: 14 Gender: Male. Looks: Tall with ashy blond hair and grey eyes. He wears a dark purple shirt and black jeans. Usually with his headphones hanging out of his pocket. Personallity: quiet, shy, funny, smart and brave. Status: Dating kelly. Godly parents: neptune and venus. Weopons: A full black bow, with thearrows black as well, except for a splash of purple on the tip. Also carries a 3 foot long dagger, with imperial gold blade and hilt, and a purple stone on the hilt. The blade was given to him by neptune. Other: blessed by jupiter. Yes I am roman, Deal with it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

    Nico

    Hey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2014

    I JUST GOT BACK FROM FRANCE MORROCCO SPAIN AND OTHER PLACES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HI i just got back and i really wanna talk to someone.:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    How I describe bacon

    Amazing wonderful super fantastic spectacular supercalifragilisticexpialidocious I MEAN COME ON ITS BACON THAT SHOULD BE ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Posted November 27, 2013

    Ill be willing to help SimP ♔

    Hey im Kimberly and im willing to help yu&#9812

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    <_>

    <_>

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    I HEATH BACON AND GOD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Hi

    Everybody has to love BACON.Bacon goes well with any breakfast food espicaly with SYRUP.My mom puts bits of bacon in greens.I would just like to say Happy Easter to any body who is celbrating or gathing with family.My favorie easter candy is gum , jellybeans, or peeps.Acullay any candy is my favorite

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    BACON

    I really like bacon

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    Posted March 8, 2013

    Jen

    Ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Kai Bio

    Im the son of hades , my wepon is a syian iron sword, im 10 year old feacers are dark brown eyes black hair and yes im the brother of nico

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Sorry leo i left lol

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    Posted February 10, 2013

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    Layered black hair with a triangle cut at the bottom. Blue eyes and freckles. She is a random doll murderer and has a dog named Zora.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    To Below

    You here?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Scarletd bio

    Name. Scarlet....parents....persephone..........age 14......looks....tall. brown hair. Red one piece. Red stockings. Red high heel boots that stop at my thighs. Red hair band. Status. Single

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    Posted February 7, 2013

    Jeromy

    I am a son of posiden i grey up on my own i have blonde hair with sea green eyes im well built and im a very powerful demigod

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    Posted February 7, 2013

    Andaline

    Anyone on?

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    Posted February 14, 2013

    To all

    We moved to halfbloods

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    Percy

    I can start looking for another.

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