These days, it seems like you can find cookbooks on just about any subject and the one I am reviewing today is no exception. The first time authors, Ben Myhre & Jenna Johnson used Amazon.com’s independent publishing platform CreateSpace to create their cookbook Fifty Shades of Bacon. CreateSpace is an indie publisher platform allowing authors to circumvent traditional publishing routes in order to share their prized recipes. It’s an indie publishing trend!
Fifty Shades of Bacon is a tongue-in-cheek “erotic” cookbook that provides a complete bacon experience spanning every meal of the day, including dessert. It starts off with a “Foreplay” of Appetizers, followed up by an “Afternoon Delight” of Main Courses and “Multiple Orgasms” of Desserts. In case you are a morning person, there is even “Morning Wood” Breakfasts. And finally, no meal is complete without some “Bondage” of miscellaneous condiments.
As a result, I decided to whip up a complete bacon meal from main course to dessert. For the main course, I made Bacon Wrapped Maple Chicken. Like many of the recipes included in this cookbook, it was fairly simple and easy to prepare. The chicken breasts were wrapped in bacon, and then cooked with a maple-mustard sauce poured over the top. It resulted in total yummy-ness.
To finish of this bacon-ride, I made the Bacon Chocolate Cupcakes for 2. The cupcake itself did not have any bacon incorporated into it (although I bet I could’ve substituted the butter for bacon grease), but the chocolate frosting did use some of the bacon grease leftover from making homemade bacon bits to sprinkle on top. I personally have experienced the flavor blast of chocolate and bacon together before and these cupcakes were simply awesome. They also have been man-tested and -approved.
Overall, I do think they could’ve made this book a little smaller since the text doesn’t take up much room on each page and the pictures are not that large. But I think it is a neat little cookbook. And guess what? I get to giveaway a copy of this cookbook along with two others! One lucky reader will win copies of 50 Shades of Bacon, Kill the Recipe (basics of radical beanmaking and plant-based eating), and The Home Distiller’s Workbook (guide to making moonshine, whiskey, vodka, rum, etc.). Just use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter!
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Disclosure: This cookbook and giveaway was provided to me by Grand Communications Public Relations. I was not compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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