Author(s): Peter Kaminsky
Is there any ingredient more beloved than bacon? The smell of bacon sizzling in the morning has got more people out of bed than the loudest alarm clock. It's a must-have in a BLT, turkey club, Cobb salad...you name it. But Kaminsky and Rama take it to new recipe heights, whether chopped and sauteed and used as a flavouring - much as you would garlic - or in chunks, strips, potted, baked, or flavourful crumbles as a finishing touch. Perfect in Crispy Polenta Bites with Sun-Dried Tomato Spread, Onion Soup with Bacon and Baguette Croutons, French Toast Bread Pudding with Bacon and Cinnamon, Pork Roast with Bacon, Fennel, and Black Mission Figs, and Crusted Salmon with Avocado and Red Onion Salad, Velvety Chicken Topped with Rosemary-Bacon Biscuits. And to finish off a meal, and Caramelized Pears with Candied Bacon Chips or Apple-Bacon Coffee Cake with Bourbon-Pecan Glaze.