Seduced by Bacon, a new book by Joanna Pruess, has captured a sizzling zeitgeist. With ninety delicious and unique recipes including pecan waffles with caramel-bacon sauce; bacon-wrapped trout; sweet potato-hazelnut rosti with apricots, bacon, and watercress; and pecan-brown sugar and bacon ice cream to name a few, this all-bacon recipe book would be a great gift for the food lover, bacon fanatic, or low-carb dieter’s cookbook collection. Every cook and bacon connoisseur – in fact, anyone who eats – will savor the delectable recipes, photos and bits of “baconry” in this fresh, innovative cookbook.
I love the sizzling sound of frying sliced pork belly, affectionately known as bacon, and the way it fills the room with its intoxicating aroma. And based on the emergence of bacon as the #1 food trend of 2011 where we saw bacon EVERYWHERE, there is definitely an ongoing love affair with this food. The most notable change was finding bacon infused in the world of sweets: bacon-flavored chocolates, bacon-flavored cocktails, bacon-flavored coffee; and dare I say–there were crazy inventions like bacon-flavored bubble-gum, toothpaste and dental floss.So what is it about bacon that fascinates our palette so?