Crispy, salty, smoky and truly irresistible - celebrate one of our best-loved comfort foods. It features an enticing collection of mouthwatering dishes including Pork and Bacon Rillettes, Leek and Bacon Tart, Mackerel with Nutty Bacon Stuffing, and Bacon, Brie and Fresh Date Muffins. The introduction discusses bacon's history, the different international styles of bacon and how to buy and store it. It includes over 300 glorious photographs, showing key techniques and a perfect image of each finished dish. Complete nutritional information is given for every recipe to help with dietary planning. Who can resist the allure of bacon, sizzling slowly in a pan? Whether starring as the main ingredient or to add a distinctive finishing touch, this wonderful book will show just how versatile and indispensable bacon is in the kitchen. Use it to pep up hearty soups and casseroles, wrap it around chestnuts or halloumi cheese for a moreish appetizer, enliven side dishes with a generous sprinkling of crispy crunchy bacon bits, or add that perfect salty taste to breads and pies. With fabulous photographs of each finished dish and easy to understand instructions, this book proves that bacon really is the ideal addition to any meal.