Five-State Bacon Salad

This is not a bacon book recipe, but Fred Sauceman, who is a professor at East Tennessee State University (and is in the Bacon book, in the section about Chocolate Gravy), recently made this dish: It’s a salad using these five artisanal bacons from the Bacon book, from five different states: Benton’s (Tennessee), Broadbent (Kentucky), … Continued

Weekend Pot Roast (with bacon)

So, this is not actually a recipe from the Bacon book. Its a recipe from Cook’s Illustrated magazine (which they called French-style pot roast), which had the irresistible combination of using bacon in the recipe, and, calling for use of a large dutch oven (since I finally acquired an enameled dutch oven last week and … Continued

Bluefish Fried in Bacon with (not Blue) Grits

A chilly Sunday afternoon seemed like the right time for this recipe. First, I started the grits. I did not have blue grits, so I used the Anson Mills slow-cooking yellow grits that I had. I used 3/4 cup of the dry grits to 3 cups water, for 2 adults, with about 1/4 teaspoon salt. … Continued

Ari in San Francisco in January for bacon book events

If you’re in the vicinity of San Francisco and would like to say hello to Ari, and maybe get a signed copy of his book, you’ll have a couple of chances this January 2010: Saturday January 16, 2010: a book signing at Omnivore Books, 6-7 pm. Monday January 18, 2010:  a book signing and bacon … Continued

Ari at Lantern restaurant in Chapel Hill

Lantern  restaurant, together with Ari, will be doing a fabulous bacon dinner and booksigning on December 8, 2009. Please contact Lantern restaurant if you’re interested in attending! (They have some lovely photos on their web site, too.) Here’s some more info from their site: “The meal will focus on bacon from masters Allan Benton, Sam … Continued

Devils on Horseback

Otherwise known as, bacon-wrapped prunes! I had made the bacon-wrapped dates with long pepper several times, but figured it was time to try this variation. Here are my ingredients – Arkansas peppered bacon and prunes, and toothpics. The prunes were smaller but denser than the dates, and the half-slices of bacon wrapped around sometimes more … Continued