The Big Book of Bacon: Savory Flirtations, Dalliances, and Indulgences with the Underbelly of the Pig

The Big Book of Bacon: Savory Flirtations, Dalliances, and Indulgences with the Underbelly of the Pig

Jennifer L. S. Pearsall


Bacon has lengthy been probably the most well known and favorite elements of yank desk fare. “Bacon and eggs” simply rolls off your tongue lengthy earlier than the waitress at your neighborhood diner can get your cup of espresso set ahead of you. The BLT celebrates all that’s correct with one of many summer’s least difficult sandwiches. And burgers? good, why have a cheeseburger in the event you could have a bacon cheeseburger?

Building on these red-white-and-blue foundations, writer Jennifer L.S. Pearsall has taken the entire savory, smoky-sweet goodness that's bacon and increased its prestige. operating this succulent cured meat into dishes starting from convenience to outstanding, simple to complicated, and around the spectrum of breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinners, and desserts—yes, desserts!—Pearsall has taken the makes use of of bacon to new heights. As she places it, “I can’t consider whatever bacon doesn’t paintings with.” There’s simply anything approximately it that turns out to enrich another nutrition it is available in touch with and around the diversity of sensations we as a rule go together with taste—salty, candy, bitter, and sour. yet, in the course of Pearsall’s time within the kitchen placing jointly this publication, she stumbled on that bacon additionally qualifies as umami, that 5th style sensation that, approximately translated, easily capacity “good flavor.” convinced, bacon could be a dominant characteristic in whatever like a well-topped burger, a spot the place you really need to flavor the bacon as an entire. yet cube it positive and paintings it right into a dessert crust, a bread dough, pulled beef, anything, and now you’ve received a dish that simply has something. anything greater than it did with out this glorious meat!

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