Bacon: A Love Story: A Salty Survey of Everybody's Favorite Meat
It's salty, smoky, and sweet. It's experiencing a culinary renaissance. It can make almost any dish better. It's bacon, and it's the best meat ever. And now, here's the book that celebrates that deliciously sinful strip of cured pork belly.
In Bacon: A Love Story, popular bacon blogger Heather Lauer serves up a piping hot dish of fun and facts with this definitive love...more
I'm not sure why I didn't enjoy this book. The prose was okay. Interesting facts were sprinkled throughout like salt across a strip of bacon. There were intriguing stories—like the one about the Boise street vendor—and tons of tidbits from chefs and producers alike.
Maybe I didn't like it as much due the the author referring to bacon as The Best Meat Ever throughout the book— ...more
First of all, it's great to know that there are tons of equally, if not more obsessed bacon-philes out there. Lauer does a great job of exploring the history of The Best Meat Ever as well as how it continues to rise in popularity through is prevalence in pop culture and fine dining.
The recipes look lovely, although I have yet to try any, and the history is comprehensive, but I still think this book lacks a bit of body, and I think that's because of the subject at hand. Lauer ...more
This book is yet another example of a blog turned book that really did not merit being made into book form. The writing is atrocious, topics and interview subjects repeated in different chapters multiple times, and some of the content was just horrible and did nothing to elevate the status of bacon (Do people really need to read a whole page about the bacon ...more
Lots of stuff about the culture of pork, particularly bacon, and how the maj ...more
This book...well, I guess my reaction to it can be summed up as "It reads like a blog." I realize the author is a blogger, but I felt like that fact was, somehow, painfully obvious. It wasn't necessarily badly written, but it's clear that the author is used to writing things that are much shorter. The book is qu ...more
The chapters, by theme, made sense, but the content within each chapter was disjointed and awkward to read through. The book was saturated with praise for bacon, which makes sense given the tome's title, but I felt it was overdone and over-exaggerated.
at first, a book about bacon was amusing, if not a bit boring on and off. i liked learning about the history of bacon (cause i like the history of pretty much everything). once the writer started making comments about how could anyone be vegetarian and deprive themselves (and insinuating there's something wrong with them, if it's not for religious reasons), i decided it was time to give up on this one.