by Sybil PrattJanuary, 2007
Bring home the bacon
What I really mean is, bring home the book that tells you what to do with the bacon once it's home. Seduced by Bacon: Recipes &andamp; Lore About America's Favorite Indulgence by Joanna Preuss with Bob Lape, is a truly tantalizing collection of 85 recipes that showcase bacon in all its manifestations. Fifty-three percent of U.S. households say they always have bacon in the fridge (sounds accurate, I've got pancetta in the freezer and hickory-smoked bacon in the fridge) and though most of us eat it for breakfast or brunch, it's time to explore the enticing flavors bacon adds to soups, salads, sides, main courses and, yes, even desserts. So, let the seduction begin. Almond-stuffed prunes wrapped in bacon is an easy appetizer; follow it with a sublime lobster bisque topped with bacon bits and scallions, then beef and vegetable pot pie in pepper-bacon crust. And for the finale: pecan, brown sugar and bacon ice cream. Go ahead, revel in this bacon bonanza and pig out!