Who doesn't like bacon? This versatile ingredient gives incredible flavour to any dish - even in small amounts. Author Sara Perry brings us 65 recipes using bacon in a variety of intriguing ways. Recipe chapters start with essential breakfast foods and move on to salads; pasta, polenta, and risotto; side dishes; classic and forbidden pleasures (bacon cheeseburgers and other I-need-fat-now recipes); party food; and - yes - desserts (from the ridiculous, though strangely delicious, bacon brittle to the sublime Peanut Butter-Bacon Cookies). The introduction gives the skinny about bacon - including how fatty it really is - and practical tips on buying, storing, handling, and cooking the best darn cured meat product the world has ever seen.