About the Book
About Bacon Nation
Everything tastes better with bacon. One of those flavor-packed, umami-rich, secret-weapon ingredients, it has the power to elevate just about any dish, from soups to soufflés, braises to bread pudding.
Co-authors Peter Kaminsky and Marie Rama know that adding irresistible bacon transforms an ordinary dish into a extraordinary one.
Bacon Nation is a bacon-lover’s dream, a collection of 125 smoky, savory, crispy, meaty, salty, and sweetly sensuous recipes that go right through the menu. Starters like Spiced Nuts with Bacon; Bacon and Butternut Squash Galette; Bacon, Pear, and Humboldt Fog Salad. Main courses featuring meats—Brawny Bacon Beef Bourguignon, Saltimbacon; poultry—Paella with Chicken and Bacon; fish—Flaky Cod Fillets with Bacon and Wine-Braised Fennel; and pasta, including an update of the classic Roman dish Bucatini all’Amatriciana. Even dessert: Rum Ice Cream with Candied Bacon Chips and Chocolate-Peanut-Bacon Toffee. Or, as Homer Simpson would say, mmm, bacon.
Peter Kaminsky is the author and coauthor of many books, including Pig Perfect, Culinary Intelligence, Seven Fires (with Francis Mallmann), and Charred and Scruffed (with Adam Perry Lang). He is a longtime contributor to Food & Wine and a former columnist for The New York Times and New York magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Marie Rama is the co-author of the many best selling editions of Cooking Basics for Dummies and Grilling for Dummies. She grew up in an Italian family surrounded by restaurateurs and great home cooks. She has worked as a baker in a Viennese and French pastry shop and as a spokesperson for Korbel Champagne, Sunkist Growers, and the Chocolate Manufacturers’ Association. She and her husband Mark Reiter have two sons and live in Yonkers, New York.